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For a Vacation That’s Greater, Book a Trip to Crater

Vacationing in Oregon presents the traveler with a plethora of exciting options.

The region features sights and attractions ranging from mountains to seashore, campsites to wineries, and from golf to gambling. But, for many, no Oregon vacation would be complete without taking in all the majesty that Crater Lake Country has to offer.

Crater Lake is Oregon’s top vacation attraction, and it is easy to plan a visit there.

Get the lowdown on lodging, gateways, restaurants, vineyards, family activities and more by visiting, the most exhaustive and complete planning tool imaginable for mapping out an expedition through this region of Oregon.

For a spectacularly scenic approach to Crater Lake, visitors can take a ride along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains along Highway 97 into Klamath County and witness the natural beauty of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.

The Running Y Ranch, one of the premier resorts in southern Oregon, offers an Arnold Palmer signature golf course that is one of the top-rated courses in the entire state.

Those with a theatrical taste for thespian pleasures can attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Just a little more than an hour’s drive from Crater Lake, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 11 classic and contemporary plays on three stages from late February through October.

Very close to Crater Lake National Park is an area rated by one publication as the top birding destination in the West with the largest freshwater ecosystem west of the Great Lakes. Rural roads are a delight to tour and mountain trails can be explored by cyclists and hikers. Rent a canoe or a kayak and set out on over 15,000 acres of marsh and waterways to explore.

Other outdoor activities in the area include zip lining, fly fishing, birding, lake fishing or whitewater rafting on the Upper Klamath and Rogue rivers.

Cabin life, comfort food and a passel of recreational activities await visitors to Lake of the Woods Resort, just 45 minutes away from Crater Lake and equally attractive as a destination in summer and winter.

If all these outdoor activities get visitors hankering for some more exciting indoor events, the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino is only 50 miles from Crater Lake and is one of the most popular gaming destinations in the entire region. The casino is open round-the-clock every day with a full-service lounge, blackjack, slots and giveaways.

Crater Lake Country has more than 60 wineries in its region, and they offer an economical alternative to the notoriously pricey vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif. Southern Oregon is the state’s fastest-growing wine region. Crater Lake Country wineries include EdenVale, Cricket Hill, Valley View and Ledger David Cellars.

Whether it’s indoors or out, winter or summer, Crater Lake Country presents visitors with such an overwhelming array of activities from which to choose that it may not be possible to fit them all into just one trip. To plan for first trip–or your second or third–visit and see the variety of vacation options for yourself.