We will be visiting Oregon the first week of June. We are planning on taking a day to drive from Roseburg to Crater Lake (along 138 - stopping to see the sites along the way) and staying at the Crater Lake Lodge.
But in looking at their website, it doesn't look like the Rim Drive will be open yet, the boat rides aren't running yet, and I'm not sure how cold it will be to do much outside. So, I'm wondering if there's really enough to do there to stay the night there - or if we should just plan to spend a couple hours seeing the lodge, the lake, etc. and then drive on. (I've also read that the North Entrance & Rim Drive have opened early, like mid-May - any chance that could happen this year? Or has their been too much snow?) The next day we are planning on driving from Crater Lake to The Dalles - and I'm concerned that will be too far to drive in a day & we may miss seeing stuff.
So is it worth staying at the lodge in early June? Or should we continue driving north from Crater Lake? And is Roseburg to Crater Lake to Bend too much to do in one day? (Although the drive from Bend to The Dalles will be easier!). Or is their some place between Crater Lake & Bend that we could stay?
Any thoughts would be appreciated!