Father's Day Weekend, July 18-19, and August 15-16, 2009 are free entrance dates to Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon. Amy Sienicki, a reporter for ABC affiliate Channel 12 in Southern Oregon recently provided a video report of Crater Lake. Her June 19th video report also has some interesting footage of Crater Lake.
To view Amy's story on the KDRV website, click here.
She also reported about how busy road crews are getting the Rim Road around Crater Lake open for the season. The current estimate is that the road will be open by 4th of July weekend (2 weeks away).
If you're planning a trip to Crater Lake, the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild has a lodging in Oregon alternative for you. Most people think about staying at the Crater Lake Lodge, located inside the national park near the rim of Crater Lake. However, only 28 gorgeous miles down the road in the little town of Prospect, Oregon, is the Prospect Historic Hotel--our answer for Crater Lake lodging.
This hotel is the closest bed and breakfast to Crater Lake and well worth the drive. Owners Fred and Karen Wickman run the historic hotel as a bed and breakfast, but they also have a dinner house serving a full array of meals--and prime rib every night of the week.
So give Karen or Fred a call and book your reservation--maybe in conjunction with the free entrance weekends to Crater Lake National Park. Toll-free is 1-800-944-6490. Local is (541) 560-3664.
Personalized service, wonderful food, an historic setting, walking distance to local waterfalls--the Prospect Hotel makes a great Oregon getaway vacation spot. And there's even free wireless Internet access if you just have to stay connected while you're relaxing.