Friday, September 30, 2011

An Inspiring Lake for the RV Lifestyle

If you haven’t been to Crater Lake  National Park in Oregon, you simply must go. Its among one of the most beautiful places America has to offer. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet and a violent volcanic past. This place truly is inspiring. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom, a place any parent would love to bring their children and feel privileged to do so. In the winter the snow starts to accumulate in October and doesn’t melt until around June. But when that snow does melt away you’ll want to be there to spend lots of sunny days pic-nicing and just breathing in mother nature. 

Crater Lake also has a web cam! How much fun is that? That way if you’re thinking about going you can always check to see how much snow is there (if any) they also have a current conditions page that can help you plan your trip! 

Close by is Mazama Campground open from June-September. It has has approximately 200 forested sites. Running water, flush toilets, bear lockers, picnic tables, and fire rings are provided. Collection of dead and downed wood is allowed for campfires with the fire rings. A range of site sizes are available; tent to RV lengths. Sites can accommodate up to 8 people and 2 vehicles. Reservations can be made calling 1-888-774-2728 or on-line. Around busy, holiday and vacation weekends reservations are recommended. 

With all the recent RV shows in Oregon, we even found a day to explore the Crater Lake area ourselves! We're always asking you for pictures, so this time we're sharing some of our own!
The Rogue River had dozens of trails to explore!
Everywhere you looked the foliage was brilliantly green and river was amazing.
Found a map to a place called "Rabbit Ears" 30 minutes outside of Crater Lake. It was an easy hike with a great view!
Check out these trees! They were covered in moss that looked like hair!
The Crater Lake Lodge had good food and views.
Breathtaking view of Crater Lake from the Lodge's patio.
Look close, can you see the lodge? Several trails wound upwards to offer new views of the lake, but record snowfall only allowed hikers to go halfway.
View of the lake when entering from the North Junction
Mount Thielsen, Oregon
It seems you could pull over almost anywhere and find a sign mapping out new trails to explore!
Mill Creek Falls, Oregon
Now on the bridge seen above, overlooking Mill Creek Falls
We sure hope you’re able to travel to this beautiful location and don’t forget your camera! Now it's your turn to share pictures of your RV adventures! Click here to share your story with us!

Happy RV’ing!

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