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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Explore Pearsony Falls

    0.5 mi
    Pearsony falls, located in the Oregon State Park known as Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint, is about 15 feet tall and cascades picturesquely in two sections underneath a green canopy and between mossy rocks. The falls flow year round, though water levels vary with the season. A trip to Pearsony Fa...
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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Mill Creek Falls & Barr Creek Falls

    5.0
    1.54 mi / 315 ft gain
    Mill Creek Falls is a lesser-known gem in Southern Oregon. At 173 ft it is one of the tallest in the area, and Barr Creek Falls, plunging 240 ft, is less than a quarter mile further down the trail. The viewpoints can be accessed year-round though flows often fluctuate and spring/winter may best f...
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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Explore the Rogue River Gorge

    5.0
    This 500 ft. long gorge carved out of an old lava tube sits right along highway 62 near Crater Lake. The original road that brought travelers to the National Park passed right next to the gorge but it now remains hidden from view of the current highway. The area isn't large but has a nice parking...
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  • Jackson County, Oregon

    Backpack to Devil's Peak and the Seven Lakes Basin

    3.0
    13.7 mi / 3050 ft gain
    Starting at at elevation of 5250 feet, the trail climbs steadily from the trailhead for approximately 3.3 miles to pass at 6900 feet. From here you will come to a junction where going right will lead to Devils Peak and the PCT and going left (straight) will take down into the basin. If you starte...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Hike Union Peak

    11 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The trailhead is located across Highway 62, on the opposite side of the highway from the Crater Lake National Park entrance at Mazama Village. Look for a road sign indicating parking for the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).Start on the PCT: Highway 140 to Highway 138 (near Cascade Crest), hiking severa...
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    The Rim at Crater Lake NP

    4.3
    30.99 mi / 4124 ft gain
    Why Go? Avoid the crowds in summer and have the entire 33 mile long rim and 21 square miles of beautiful Crater Lake to yourself. Sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away; stars and a milky way you can get lost in for days. Expect solitude and beautiful scenery, nothing less. The 360 ...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Photograph Crater Lake

    4.9
    Crater is a short 20min drive up Highway 62 off of the 97. We were chasing sunset and caught the last glimmers of twilight. Just driving around the west rim is amazing. Pictures did absolutely no justice to this place, you have to see it with your own eyes...it's MASSIVE!!! Every small pull-off/p...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Watch the Sunrise at Crater Lake

    4.8
    Drive to the overlook at Crater Lake well before sunrise. Actually, you should probably just sleep in your car for a bit to make sure you're not late for this incredible sight. Witness the changing colors and light as the sun creeps over the east side of the lake, throwing shadows and reflections...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Bike around Crater Lake

    5.0
    I forgot how large Crater Lake was. Wikipedia said it was only 6 miles in diameter, multiply X 3.14 or C = πd and boom its only 18.84 miles around, that's cake, or pie. Imaging a NASCAR track with a pond in the middle.WRONG, hindsight being 20/20, dramatic landscape rarely equates to flat, cycle ...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Snowshoe or XC Ski to Watchman Overlook

    5.0
    8 mi / 500 ft gain
    Starting at the Rim Village parking area, this snowshoe/cross-country ski trip (whichever you choose) heads out on snow-covered West Rim Drive, bound for the saddle between Hillman Peak and The Watchman, overlooking Wizard Island. The path is not terribly steep (this is, after all, a drivable roa...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Visit the Lady of the Woods at Crater Lake

    0.3 mi / 100 ft gain
    Start your adventure behind the Steel Visitor Center, halfway between the Mazama Village entrance of Crater Lake National Park and the lake itself. It won't take long before you stumble upon the mystery that is the Lady of the Woods: a dazzling, intricate sculpted rock that experts are unsure whe...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Hike the Garfield Peak Trail

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 1010 ft gain
    Crater Lake is one of the most visited natural wonders in the U.S. Anyone who has gone will tell you, it strikes a magic chord. Where there was once the volcanic Mount Mazama, now sits the deepest lake in the States. It's brilliant blue color and incredible depth of clarity leaves visitors from a...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Take a Boat Tour of Crater Lake & Hike to the Top of Wizard Island

    4.0
    Wizard Island is located in the middle of Crater Lake National Park. In order to get out to there you have to book a tour through the commercial concierge. Tickets were fairly pricey, but included a full boat tour of Crater Lake, plus 3 hours on the island itself. Half the tour is before you reac...
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  • Chiloquin, Oregon

    Sun Notch Trail

    5.0
    0.83 mi / 135 ft gain
    Sun Notch Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Muir Creek Falls

    5.0
    1.08 mi / 135 ft gain
    Muir Creek Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • Tiller, Oregon

    South Umpqua Falls

    If you are early enough, you can park at the designated day use parking area, which is where the bathroom is. There are picnic benches there along with a path to the top of the falls. If you want to be where the real action is, take the dirt trail down to the bottom of the falls which is less tha...
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Camping and Lodging in Prospect

Union Creek Resort
56484 OR-62, Oregon

Union Creek Resort

From $180 / night

Imnaha Guard Station
Jackson County, Oregon

Imnaha Guard Station

Jim Creek Group Campground
100

Jim Creek Group Campground

Lodgepole Guard Station
Butte Falls, Oregon

Lodgepole Guard Station

Butler Butte Cabin
Trail, Oregon

Butler Butte Cabin

Whisky Camp Guard Station
Trail, Oregon

Whisky Camp Guard Station

Guides, Insights and Stories from Prospect

How to plan a 3-day Winter trip to the Crater Lake area

How to plan a 3-day Winter trip to the Crater Lake area

Sarina Pizzala