If you enjoy the outdoors like most Oregonians, the best time of year to visit Crater Lake is all year long because the area is always changing, and for people who are prepared to enjoy the outdoors responsibly there’s always something to do.
For people who like to casually enjoy the outdoors though, the best time of year to visit Crater Lake is between July through September. This is when the park’s trails and roads are going to be fully open, ready for a large number of people to visit the area and experience the beauty that it has to offer them.
Tips for Avoiding Crowds at Crater Lake
Let’s say that you don’t want to deal with the people that will be flocking to Crater Lake during the summer months. No problem! Try visiting the area between May and June because, the park will be open, but it’s important for you to remember that there may still be snow on the ground so it’s best to come prepared with supplies including warm clothing, blankets, food, and chains for your tires if needed.