You are here

Crater Lake and Lava Beds


Featuring the Tule Lake WWII Internment Camp


The Cascade Mountain Range is full of volcanic activity, some fairly recent (Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Lassen). On this adventure visit Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument, learning the natural history lessons they represent.  Accommodations are a highlight, as you stay three nights in a beautiful low-key, high country resort, the Running Y Ranch.  Japanese Internment Camps are an important reminder of World War II in our country.  We must remember Japanese Americans suffered disproportionately during the war.  You'll learn their story at Tule Lake National Monument.

  • 3 nights at the Running Y Ranch, near Klamath Lake/Klamath Falls
  • Crater Lake National Park - Take a guided tour around the lake and enjoy lunch at the Rim Village Cafe
  • Ranger program at Lava Beds National Monument; guided talk at Tule Lake National Monument
  • 8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Door-to-door service
  • 1800/2100 Gold Passport Points
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Our door-to-door service brings you to the Sports Leisure office for a 9am motorcoach departure.  Travel I-5 north stopping for lunch in Redding.  Arrive at the Running Y (just north of Klamath Falls, OR) about 4 pm.  There is a restaurant on property for dining at your leisure. Running Y Ranch - 3 nights (L)

Day 2

Crater Lake National Park is known for its namesake, the lake formed when the ancient volcano Mount Mazama collapsed.  The rim drive takes us on a guided sightseeing adventure to hear and see the story of the mountain.  Relax back at the resort this afternoon, or make a trip into Klamath Falls to browse the shops and/or visit Klamath County Museum. (FB, L)

Day 3

Lava Beds National Monument is located just inside California, near the Oregon border.  It lies on the northwestern corner of Medicine Lake Volcano.  Our visit includes a stop at the Visitors Center and the opportunity to walk to one of the lava caves (optional).  After lunch in Tulelake, your next stop is at the site of the Japanese Internment Camp.

The Tule Lake National Monument in California's Modoc and Siskiyou counties consists primarily of the site of the Tule Lake War Relocation Center, one of ten concentration camps constructed in 1942 by the United States government to incarcerate Japanese Americans forcibly removed from their homes on the West Coast.  It's a difficult story.  Dinner is served in Klamath Falls this evening at a local favorite.  (FB, L, D)

Day 4

Our adventure comes to an end as we retrace our route back to Sacramento via I-5. There is a break for lunch.  Arrive at Sports Leisure approximately 5:30pm. (FB, L)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options

Photo Attributions


Sunday, June 11, 2023 to Wednesday, June 14, 2023

4 Days, 8 Meals

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner


Request a Booking Now

Speak to a Staff Member

Have a question or would rather book over the phone? Call us!

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST
Local (916) 361 - 2051
Toll-Free (800) 951 - 5556