“I’m really glad that the Crater Lake Lodge was full.This place is so unique, I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it!”
Evelyn McPherson, San Francisco
Announcing the launch of ThingsToDoNearCraterLake.com…your comprehensive FREE resource for all the recreation and leisure activities in the best 30 miles in Oregon. It’s all here, all in our backyard, all waiting for you to visit and enjoy! Based on our award winning newspaper, Now That I’m Here, the Things To Do Near Crater Lake website expands upon the hard copy concept to provide online maps, photo and video gallery, blog information, business services and outfitters as well as local insider secrets on the best recreation you’ll find anywhere.
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World-class fly-fishing, endless miles of skiing, hiking and snowmobiling, championship golf, thousands of birds and hundreds of species of wildlife reside at our doorstep. You and your best friend can enjoy all of it…plan a few days to find out all the area has to offer.
On the Property:
130 acres of birding, hiking, catch and release flatwater fishing, stargazing, canoeing, photography, and of course — pure relaxation. We have nearly 5 miles of trails on the property which allow you to explore our mixed forest, meadows, and seasonal wetlands. We also have two ponds, stocked with trout for casting practice, which double as favorite swimmin’ holes for your 4-legged friends.
We are immediately adjacent to the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge to the east and the Fremont Winema National Forests to the west, which feature excellent hunting and fishing, boating, canoeing, birding, horseback riding and hiking opportunities.
What a wonderful place! We enjoyed every moment of our stay. Great food, beautiful vistas, remarkablewildlife and most gracious hosts. We are definitely looking forward to returning next year.Oh yes, the fishing was very satisfying – caught a 24″ trout!”
Diane and Bill Benson, Los Gatos, CA
30 minutes or less:
Birding: Klamath Basin Birding Trail, Oregon Cascades Birding Trail
Trophy Trout Fishing: Wood River, Crystal Creek, Upper Klamath Lake, Agency Lake
Dog Sled Rides: Briar Patch Sled Dog Rides to read
Golfing: Running Y Resort
Mountain Biking: Volcanic Scenic Byway, Fremont Winema National Forests
Horseback Riding: Sky Lakes Wilderness for trail riding your own horses, also Happy Trails Cowboy Campground and Willow Prairie Campground
Sightseeing: Volcanic Scenic Byway (which Crystalwood Lodge is on), Crater Lake National Park
Restaurants: Rocky Point (seasonal), Lake of the Woods (seasonal), Running Y Ranch House, Melita’s
Museums: Baldwin Museum, Collier State Park and Logging Museum, Klamath County Museum, Ft. Klamath Museum, Favell Museum of Western Art and Indian Artifacts
Railroading:, Over the Hill Live Steamers
Boating: Crystal Springs, Malone Springs, Rocky Point, Lake of the Woods
Hiking: Sky Lakes Wilderness Area, Fremont Winema National Forests, Mountain Lakes Wilderness Area. We have a trailhead about every mile along our section of Westside Road, all leading into the Sky Lakes Wilderness, so named for the dozens of pristine alpine lakes amongst the trails, spurs and loops. All trails in the Wilderness area are non-motorized, multi-use, and open to all user groups.
X-C skiing: Fremont Winema National Forests, Crater Lake National Park
Snowmobiling: Annie Creek Snopark, Lake of the Woods Snopark, Klamath Basin Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club
Local Attractions: Mare’s Egg Spring, State Fish Hatchery, Kimball State Park, Annie Creek Falls, Cutting Horse and Roping Competitions and the Wood River Day Use Area.
One hour or less:
Biking: OC&E Woods Line State Trail
Hiking: OC&E Woods Line State Trail, Pacific Crest Trail
Gambling: Kla-mo-ya Casino
Lake Cruise: Klamath Belle Paddlewheel
Theater: Oregon Shakespeare Festival at Ashland, Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls
Music: Britt Music Festival at Jacksonville
Fly-fishing: Williamson River, Rogue River, North Umpqua
Downhill Skiing: Mt. Ashland, Mt. Bailey
Whitewater rafting: Klamath River, Rogue River
Two hours or less:
Bend/ Sunriver/, Sisters/ Mt. Bachelor/ Mt. Shasta Willamette Pass Ski Area/ Warner Canyon Ski Area