When it comes to trendy commodities, you often hear the phrase "Get 'em while they're hot."
If you're talking about camping at Crater Lake National Park's Mazama Campground, you'd best make your reservations before it gets hot.
The farther into the summer travel season, the more likely campers could be turned away to find refuge in nearby Forest Service campgrounds that may or may not have running water and are guaranteed not to have hot showers.
The sole campground in....
Unseasonably warm weather and virtually no snow has allowed the Umpqua National Forest to open a handful of its campgrounds around Diamond Lake.
And while similar conditions exist around Fish Lake and Union Creek, the concessionaire who runs those campgrounds for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest says logistics keep her from opening before May 1.
"It's basically campground-host availability," says Alisa Acosta, who owns the concessionaire company Rogue Recreation. A lot of....