Driving will only take approximately 2-3 hours to soak up one of the most scenic byways to see Crater Lake National Park. However, a straight-through 33-mile cruise on Rim Drive will take an hour.
Between May 22nd and October, the entrance fee to the park is only $30 per vehicle. The fee is towards one whole week. If you are driving a motorcycle, it’s $25. The rate increases based on if you have a commercial vehicle. The fees are fortunately put towards enhancing services and facilities for visitors.
Since the road is narrow, it’s crucial to be on the lookout so you can cautiously share the road. Not only are other people passing through, but the park is home to an array of magnificent wildlife.
With 30 pullout points along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to soak up the “deep blue lake.” The notorious lake just so happens to be the deepest lake in the US.
Does Crater Lake Have A Gas Station?
With 13,069 acres of land to explore, you can follow the trails on foot. On the other hand, if you choose to embellish the wonder from afar, driving will still be great. And no, you will not run out of gas.
If you do choose to drive the majority of the time, it would be wise to consider gasoline. Fortunately, Mazama Village Store has a self-serve station with unleaded gas. The store hours vary but typically during summertime, it’s open 10:00 am- 6:00 pm. Just to be prepared and so you can thoroughly enjoy Rim Drive, getting gas beforehand might save you more time.
If you are driving an electric vehicle, Crater Lake has you covered! Annie Creek Gift Shop has a 24-hour charging station with a Tesla connector as well as one standard (J1772) connector.
Although planning before a trip is popular to do, it is wonderful to “come across” these sites. There’s plenty of views here!