Crater Lake National Park
A must see opportunity of a life time. All of this beauty, just an hour drive from the Resort. Once a towering 12,000 foot volcano, Mt. Mazama violently erupted 7,700 years ago, creating the deepest lake in the U.S. (1,932 feet deep) a place of outstanding beauty born of a violent volcanic past. This Caldera is a place of unimaginable beauty, from its pure blue water to its sheer cliffs over 2,000 feet high. Numerous observation points along the caldera rim for the lake are readily accessible by automobile via the Rim Drive, which is 33 miles long and has an elevation gain of 3,800 feet. The scenery of Crater Lake is fully accessible during the summer months. Heavy snowfalls in this park during the fall, winter, and spring months force many road and trail closures, including the popular Rim Drive, which is generally completely open from July to October, and partially open in some other months, such as May, June, and November.
There are more than 90 miles of one-way and loop trails, including 33 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail as well as hikes up Mount Scott, Garfield Peak, and Crater Peak. It is also possible to hike to the lake surface on the Cleetwood Trail. of Crater Lake National Park. These are usually snow-free from mid-July to early-October. Just over 90% of the park is managed as wilderness, though these areas have yet to be designated as such. A permit is required for all overnight trips.
People are drawn to waterfalls as places of wonder, relaxation and inspiration. Thundering water, in their many forms, provide some of the earth’s most beautiful landscape features. Be adventurous and discover the rich tapestry of Oregon Cascade scenic beauty.
VIEW BROCHURE: click the Brochures icon below to view the multitude of area waterfalls featured in the Umpqua National Forest “Thundering Waters” Brochure.
North Umpqua Trail
Construction of the North Umpqua Trail started in 1978. Through the efforts of the Umpqua National Forest, Roseburg District Bureau of Land Management, Douglas County Park Department, and many dedicated volunteers.
Divided into eleven (11) segments from over three (3) miles to just under sixteen (16) miles in length. The trail leads high into the Cascade Mountains near Lake Maidu, and intersects with the Pacific Crest Scenic Trail. High elevations of the trail encounter snow during winter months, while the lower segments are open year round. The trail ranges from moderate to easy for much of its length; however there are short sections that offer more challenging terrain. Several trails lead to waterfalls, swimming holes, fishing, and campsites. Need a hot soak along your journey? Hot Springs!!!
There is unlimited hiking potential in the area including the Pacific Crest Trail, The North Umpqua Trail, and The Umpqua National Forest covers nearly one million acres located along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains in southwest Oregon. The Forest encompasses a diverse area of rugged mountains to 9,200 feet in elevation, sparkling rivers and lakes, and deep canyons, producing a wealth of water resources, timber, wildlife, fish habitat, minerals, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Included within the Forest are the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River, a portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, three wilderness areas, the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area, and the Diamond Lake Recreation Composite, one of the largest developed recreational facilities within the Forest Service.
VIEW BROCHURE: click the Brochures icon below to view The North Umpqua Trail Brochure.
Wild and Scenic River – The North Umpqua River
Visit one of Oregon’s most beautiful rivers. Renowned for outstanding fishing environments and exhilarating whitewater challenges, the North Umpqua River offers an ideal setting for many recreational pursuits.
The North Umpqua provided the right challenge for all types of rafters and kayakers, from the placid Class 1 waters to roaring Class IV rapids. The best months to raft are May, June and early July, depending on the weather. Later in the summer as water flows decrease, floaters test their rock-maneuvering skills as the rapids become more technical.
The North Umpqua River flows from east to west. In the downloadable brochure below, you can look at a map of the five segments and acquaint yourself with the rapids, boating guidelines, fishing and other recreational opportunities.
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The Rogue – Umpqua Scenic Byway
The drive owes its dramatic scenery and incredible landscapes to a fiery volcanic past. From the rolling hills to 9,000 foot peaks, from Whitewater Rivers to cascade lakes, this travel way abounds with natural beauty.
VIEW BROCHURE: click the Brochures icon below to view The Rogue – Umpqua Scenic Byway Brochure.