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Eco Friendly Travel Through Crater Lake National Park

Spring snows certainly will make for great late season snowshoe adventures but may delay the opening of the North Entrance Road to Crater Lake National Park. But open it will and then visitors can experience one of the most scenic National Parks in our nation, Crater Lake, while on an eco friendly trolley.

Crater Lake – The Deepest Lake in the USA

With a depth of more than 1,900 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the U.S. Its setting, in a massive caldera atop the Cascades, and beauty makes the lake itself the major attraction. Surrounding the lake are thick evergreen forests and high alpine meadows filled with wildlife and unique fauna.

While visitors typically drive the 33 mile loop road around the lake, this year they will have an opportunity to park the car and hop on one of the three historic-looking trio passenger trolleys from The Crater Lake Trolly. Reservations are now open for the six park ranger guided tours. Trollies will run July 1st through September 39, weather permitting.

Eco Friendly Crater Lake Park

The trolleys operate on compressed natural gas, which produces 90 percent less emissions and fits in with the park’s goal of reducing emissions. Park rangers are encouraging riders to hop off anywhere along the rim, take a hike or picnic, then catch the next shuttle back to your car. Geotourism at its best, enjoying our natural wonders with sustainable travel.

Crater Lake Lodging

For Crater Lake Lodging choose an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member near Crater Lake National Park, the Historic Prospect Hotel,  28 miles West of Crater Lake

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

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