Wild West Adventure, Day 52. Back to Crater Lake

Thursday, July 29, 2021. Day 52 of our Wild West Adventure

Today was our second day-trip to Crater Lake. We took our first day-trip to Crater Lake from our campground at Grants Pass. The drive from Grants Pass took us almost three hours each way, leaving us a shorter period of time to actually spend at Crater Lake. The drive to Crater Lake from our campground at Klamath Falls is only one hour each way. We can take our time and enjoy more of the park.

You may be curious as to why we went to Crater Lake from Grants Pass since the drive was three hours each way. For years it has been a place I really wanted to visit. With the wildfires so close to Klamath Falls, I feared that we might not be able to get there from Klamath Falls. I was not coming all of the way to Oregon and not be able to see Crater Lake because of wildfires.

If you ever visit Oregon, it is spelled Ore “gon” but you pronounce it Ore “gun”. I was reprimanded nicely twice by Oregonians. I won’t make that mistake again.

This time at Crater Lake, we drove the whole rim of the lake and took pictures from a different viewpoint of the lake. It was a hazy day and the smoke from the wildfire didn’t help our picture taking.

The fur kids love looking out the window. We allow them to look out of the windows when we are stopped or driving very slowly.

Hubby saw a tree that intrigued him. He grabbed his camera and off he went in search of the perfect tree picture. I posted all of his pictures of the tree to make him happy.

We take all three fur kids out for a walk. They need to get out and stretch just like we do.

Ready to head back to the campground.

After we left the National Park, on Route 62, we saw this awesome canyon. There was a pull-out so we stopped for pictures. No way could we capture the magnitude of this canyon.

Back at the KOA we took the rest of the evening to relax.

This KOA has gas/fuel pumps right outside of the park. Actually the pumps are in the park. Did you know that in Oregon you are not allowed to pump your own gas/fuel? I believe the same owners of the KOA own these pumps because the KOA staff pumps the gas/fuel. After paying $4.85 a gallon in California, we were relieved to only pay $3.59 a gallon.

Some people think KOAs are overpriced with no atmosphere. We have trees and mountains.

This KOA has a nice pool. We however did not have time to enjoy it.

I do find it strange that this is the second KOA in Oregon that we’ve stayed in that sells lottery tickets. I had to try my luck.

God Bless, Stay Safe, Be Kind to Every Kind and remember to pronounce Oregon as Oregun if you are talking to an Oregonian.

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