Crater Lake National Park is in Klamath County, Oregon near the city of Klamath Falls and covers about 183,000 acres of land. This National Park was established in May of 1902. There are four main ways to get to the main entrance to the park depending on where you are. If you are driving from Roseburg, take Route 138 east to the park's north entrance.
If you are driving from Medford, take Route 62 north and east to the park's west entrance. If you are driving from Bend, take Route 97 south to Route 138 west to the park's north entrance, while if you are anywhere in the southwest of Oregon, you can find the main entrance to the park by driving 100 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range.
One of the most attractive features of Crater Lake National Park is obviously the lake but more so because of its deep blue color and the fact that it lies within a caldera in the Cascade Range that erupted 7,700 years ago. As the deepest lake in America, Crater Lake is also probably the most pristine one across the world.
Besides the beauty of the lake, several other activities draw the attention of visitors to the park. For example, you could also enjoy recreational activities including hiking, boat tours, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, interpretive walks, cross-country skiing, auto touring, and evening programs.
You are permitted to bring your dog into the park, but you will need to adhere to strict park rules if you want to enjoy your time at the park. Some of the rules that will concern you and your dog include the following. Your dog should be leashed, with the leash being no longer than six feet long. Also, your dog should be in a secured enclosure when not on a leash, and your dog should always be attended to when in the park.
There are also areas of the park where you should and should not take your dog. For example, dogs and other pets are not allowed on most park trails apart from the Godfrey Glen Trail, the Grayback Drive, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Lady of the Woods Trail. You must also immediately clean up all your dog’s poop and dispose of the poop in the right way.