Your journey to Crater Lake on HWY #138, a national scenic byway, follows the North Umpqua River through a recreation wonderland known for whitewater rafting, kayaking and world class fly-fishing. On this beautiful drive phone reception can be limited, making maps a must-have for the trip. Maps and brochures are available
at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.
First stop is Colliding Rivers, a natural phenomenon in Glide, where two rivers collide head-on to form one river. Be sure and take Little River Road to Cavitt Creek to see an oddly-shaped covered bridge designed to accommodate log trucks.
Take time to visit a few pristine waterfalls along the way and take a few photographs before continuing on to Diamond Lake. This tranquil mountain lake rests beneath the peaks of Mt. Bailey, known for Snowcat skiing and Mt. Thielsen, a popular climbing destination. The scenic byway delivers you to the north entrance of Crater Lake National Park, where “Wow” is the color blue you see when you stand awe-struck at the rim of Crater Lake. It is the deepest lake in America and ranks in the top ten deepest lakes in the world. The park is open year-round and offers a bounty of things to experience with every season. Be sure to check ahead for available activities. www.nps.gov/crla www.nps.gov/crla
Unique restaurants are along your return trip to Roseburg or when you get back to town.
There is more to see and do in the Land of Umpqua than four days will allow but these itineraries give an idea of what attractions and activities the area has to offer.
Whether you follow our sample itineraries or make one of your own, you will discover unique adventures every time you visit Roseburg.
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Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
410 SE Spruce St.
PO Box 1262
Roseburg, OR 97470