Crater Lake in Early Autumn

The best time to go to most National Parks is in the off season. But some parks don’t have the same access during much of the year as they do during summer. So if you want to drive all the roads in the park, you need to go late in summer or early in autumn. That is especially true of Crater Lake. The road around the rim usually doesn’t open until sometime in July, and it’s often closed by the middle of October. So late September, early October is the best time to go if you want to drive around the rim and avoid the crowds.

Here are some images from late September, 2018 of Crater Lake: