Can you believe it? May 22nd and Snow? Klamath Falls is 54 miles from Crater Lake, It was only a snow shower here so We decided to take a drive to Crater Lake today even though our temperature was only 36 degrees. This is snow piled up on the open side of the Lake. The entire loop will be open by July 1. So this isn't a surprise, except with so many reports of drought in our area we question the truth of that... As we approached the lake the flakes started falling again and my view of the Lake was very limited and quite cloudy.We drove around to the Visitors Center to see that the main enterance was blocked with Snow but the other side of the building has a snow tunnel to enter. The Lodge is higher up the road by 4 miles and is open. There were many snowshoers and hikers about. You can see how much snow there is up close to the enterance. I have posted pictures previously of the views of Crater Lake inthe summer.. I must say The winter scenery was gorgeous even without the sunshine. We'd like to take the cruise to Wizard Island maybe this summer. It is a very pretty 2 hour cruise offered by the National Park there in the summer months.. The Lodge is very nice and has a very nice restaraunt open in the summer.. During off season the coffee shop cafe is open year round along with the gift shop.