Good morning travel experts.
Can you tell me what the average drive time around the Crater Lake rim is (going 1 Oct). Trying to decide if I want to make the trip all the way around or just along part of it. We are driving from Roseburg in the am and taking the 138 with probable brief stops along the way for photo ops and aiming to be at Prospect Historic B&B NLT 6 PM. Plan to try to get on the road at daybreak from Roseburg.
Is the drive nice enough I should go all the way around or just see what I can from where I hit the park and then jump off when it's time to head to the hotel.
Also, is there an entrance fee for Diamond and Crater Lake? I have the lifetime pass to National Parks being a disabled Vet but don't want to drag it along if I don't need to.
Thanks in advance.