Saturday, June 20, 2009

Crater Lake Resort

After a little twisting and turning to get out of the Hat Creek Resort Campground, we started our run for Oregon.  Hat Creek is on CA 89 and that is where we stayed until we got to Mount Shasta.  There we took a slight right onto US 97 into Oregon.  Now we are safely tucked away in a beautiful site in the tiny community of Fort Klamath just south of Crater Lake National Park.
US 97 with our view of Mt Shasta
Our drive today was very pleasant.  All the highways were in good condition and we only passed one area of construction which we hardly noticed.  US 97 had a few rough spots where the patches didn’t come flush with the pavement, but this didn’t last long and they were really very minor.

The scenery along the way was pretty special with Mt Shasta’s snow capped peak rising 14,000 feet toward the sky.  In oregon, US 97 passed along the eastern edge of Lake Klamath.  We did not lack for beautiful landscape to feast our eyes upon.

Crater Lake Resort is a very small campground with only 20 sites.  Interior roads and sites are gravel and everything else is covered with freshly mowed green grass.  Our site backs up to a crystal clear shallow creek suitable for canoeing.  The office has canoe for free, if we so desire.  Being afraid of water, there are few places I would feel comfortable in a boat.  This is certainly one of them.
View out my back window
There are a few small cabins for rent, in addition to the tent and RV sites.  The office contains a very small grocery stocked mostly with snacks and ice cream.  There is a small playground and a rec room, making this a kid friendly place.  The rate of $25/night is very reasonable for a campground this nice, especially only about 20 miles from a National Park.  We will enjoy our 4 night here.

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