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  1. Default Greetings & need advice on Road Trip from San Jose to Crater Lake this December

    Good day, Everybody!
    I'm new on this forum... And I'm from Indonesia.
    I'm planning tio visit My Eldest Sister this December, She lives in San Jose.
    So at the first, we had plan to go to Yosemite NP. But later, the plan's chaged. She wanted to go to Crater Lake.
    My Question is : is it doable? Since i searched & googled, seems it's a bit difficult to drive there.
    Any Advices?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Access to Crater Lake is extremely limited in December. The Rim Village is really the only accessible area. All of the roads around the rim of the lake are closed due to snow.

    Crater Lake is also a much farther drive, it's basically a full day drive, each way, from San Jose. Yosemite is only 3-4 hours from San Jose. Considering the distance, and how much more you can do in winter, personally, I'd pick Yosemite if I were in your shoes.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Even in Yosemite in December, you will likely be required to carry tire chains to enter the park, and the Tioga Road and Glacier Point will be closed. You may have to enter via CA-140 and be pretty much restricted to the valley.

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    Thank you for the fast response, Midwest Michael & glc!
    I'll forward the tips to her & discuss this.
    Warn regard.

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