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Road around Crater Lake open to non-motorized traffic this weekend


Jason Ramsdell, of Yosemite Search and Rescue, rappels down the side of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Ore., Oct. 17, near the spot where 8-year-old Sammie Boehlke, of Portland, was last seen. Gov. Ted Kulongoski wants to review recent searches to see where the state can offer help. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Jason Ramsdell, of Yosemite Search and Rescue, rappels down the side of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Ore., Oct. 17, near the spot where 8-year-old Sammie Boehlke, of Portland, was last seen. Gov. Ted Kulongoski wants to review recent searches to see where the state can offer help. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

NATIONAL PARKS — Early snowmelt is allowing Crater Lake National Park to open East Rim Drive circling Crater Lake to non-motorized traffic, providing a rare experience for visitors to enjoy the park on foot or on bike this weekend, June 22 and 23.   

Under the plan, East Rim Drive Road will be open to non-motorized vehicles only (except for administrative and emergency vehicles) from North Junction around the East Rim of Crater Lake all the way to the intersection at Crater Lake National Park Headquarters and the Steel Visitors Center. Hwy 62 through the south end of the park, West Rim Drive and the North Entrance Road will be open to vehicles.  Regular parking areas will be open, but generally fill up quickly.  




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