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Some stops between Portland ..Crater Lake ...San Francisco

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Some stops between Portland ..Crater Lake ...San Francisco

We are planning to drive down from Portland to San Francisco in August, and would like to visit Crater Lake. We only have a total of 3 nights, should we just stay at Crater Lake for those 3 nights, or is there an interesting place we should stay between Crater Lake and San Francisco? We have been to Lake Tahoe so not planning to go there. Thank you for your input.

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1. Re: Some stops between Portland ..Crater Lake ...San Francisco

At this late date it is highly unlikely you'll get into Crater Lake Lodge, but you could always try. Otherwise, take a look at Ashland as your stopping point. You can do a day trip to Crater Lake, while enjoying the unique atmosphere of a lovely village with good food, shopping and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (which includes lots of non-Shakespeare theater).

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2. Re: Some stops between Portland ..Crater Lake ...San Francisco

Three nights at Crater Lake is a loooong time. Other than driving around the lake (2-3 hours) and the boat ride (requires strenuous hike at high altitude) , there is not much to do.

One night Crater Lake, one night Crescent City or Brookings, one night Fort Bragg. That's via 101 and some of Hwy 1.

Are you taking the back way to Crater Lake?

Click on this blue link to research other lodging around Crater Lake:

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i23338-Crater_L…

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3. Re: Some stops between Portland ..Crater Lake ...San Francisco

Thank you for your help. I will look and study those stops before we leave.

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