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facilities for handling a greatly increased business, provision should be made for the public in the way of toilets, waiting rooms, and other comforts and conveniences.
TUNNEL TO THE LAKE.
From Crater Lake Lodge to the lake is a drop of nearly 1,000 feet, and to reach the lake a trail of 2,300 feet is provided. Owing to the rugged nature of the rim, this trail is necessarily steep and hard to climb, and many visitors are unable to go over it, so that they are denied the privilege of fishing or boating on the lake. This condition of affairs is a disappointment to many visitors and some sort of provision should be made to overcome it. A lift or other installation within the rim is wholly impracticable, for the reason that every spring enormous slides of snow and rocks would sweep any sort of framework into the lake. Under such conditions I would suggest the construction of a tunnel from a convenient point on the road, several hundred feet below the rim, to the surface of the water. With this end in view, an appropriation of $1,000 is desired, with which to make investigations, surveys, etc.
PARK BOUNDARIES. Since my report for 1914 was issued the matter of extending the park boundaries so as to include Mount Thielsen, Diamond Lake, and Old Bailey has been considered by the forest supervisors and myself, and we have agreed to report jointly in favor of the following limits:
Commencing at the western extremity of the south boundary of the Crater Lake National Park, thence west approximately three-quarters of a mile to the boundary between Klamath and Jackson Counties, thence north along said county line to a point on the boundary between Douglas and Jackson Counties, thence east to a point due north of the present western line of the park, thence north to a point 2 miles north of the sixth standard parallel, thence east to a point on the east boundary of the Umpqua National Forest, thence southerly along the said eastern boundary of the Umpqua National Forest to the present north line of the Crater Lake National Park.
It is to be hoped that Congress will accept these lines and establish a permanent boundary during the next session and that the system of roads now under construction within the park will be immediately extended to the new territory.
DRIVING LOOSE STOCK THROUGH THE PARK. Eight permits were issued during the season for driving loose stock through the park, as follows: On June 18, 1915, a permit was granted to J. E. Pelton to drive 270 loose cattle from Roseburg, Oreg., to Fort Klamath, Oreg.; on June 27 a permit was granted to H. M. Morgan to drive 20 loose cattle from Trail, Oreg., to Fort Klamath, Oreg.; on August 1 a permit was granted to J. C. Fichter to drive 91 loose cattle from Myrtle Point, Oreg., to Fort Klamath, Oreg., and again on August 12 a permit was granted to him to drive 9 loose horses from Fort Klamath, Oreg., to Myrtle Point, Oreg.; on September 10 a permit was granted to Edward Cook'to drive 3 loose cattle from Fort Klamath, Oreg., to Butte Falls, Oreg.; and on September 23 a permit was granted to Jay J. Arant to drive 902 loose sheep from Fort Klamath, Oreg., to Prospect, Oreg. Total, 902 sheep, 384 cattle, and 9 horses.
CONCESSIONS. The following concessions have been granted: The Crater Lake Co. (A. L. Parkhurst, manager).-Lease for 20 years begin
ning June 1, 1912, approved August 6, 1912, authorizes the construction, maintenance, and operation of hotels, inps, lunch stations, and buildings, for use as barns, etc., general stores for handling tourists' supplies, hire of rowboats on Crater Lake, and operation of power boats and gasoline launches thereon, for accommodation of tourists, with use of land embraced in the following sites :
55. 09 At an annual charge of $2 per acre.
$110. 18 Miller Photo C0.--License for photographic privilege, with sale of
views and post cards, for period June 15-Oct. 31, 1915, approved May 3, 1915. Fee exacted for privilege----
120. 18 AUTOMOBILES AND MOTOR CYCLES. During the 1915 park season there were issued 2,231 round-trip automobile permits at $1 each and 13 season automobile permits at $5 each (apart from the 7 automobiles used by the Crater Lake Co. for commercial transportation business); also 30 round-trip motorcycle permits at $1 each, with a total return of $2,004, as against 1,047 round-trip auto permits at $1 each, 8 season auto permits at $5 each, and 18 motorcycle permits at $1 each, with a total of 1,105 during the 1914 park season.
VISITORS. At the close of September there were 11,371 visitors, as against 7,096 at the same time in 1914, divided as follows:
Visitors to Crater Lake National Park (by States and countries). Alabama. 1 Nebraska
25 Alaska. 2 Nevada
12 New HampshireArkansas. 2 New Jersey
29 California 1, 147 New Mexico
2 Colorado 15 New York
139 Connecticut 19 North Carolina.
1 Delaware 1 North Dakota.
6 District of Columbia 22 Ohio.-
61 Florida 7 Oklahoma..
8, 869 Hawaii 34 Pennsylvania.
68 Idaho 71 Philippines.
1 Illinois 110 Rhode Island
2 Indiana. 26 Tennessee
2 Iowa 35 Texas
25 Kansas 33 Utah
15 Kentucky 7 Vermont
6 Louisiana 2 Washington
305 Maine 4 West Virginia.
11 Maryland 6 Wisconsin
20 Massachusetts. 38 Wyoming-
12 Minnesota 22 England
1 Mississippi 1 Sweden
Every State in the Union was represented excepting South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia.
Cancellations in the post office amounted to $130.20, and 87 money orders were issued, amounting to $1,100.09, as against $108.43 in cancellations and 73 money orders, amounting to $638.53, in 1914. Respectfully,
WILL G. STEEL,
Superintendent. The SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.
RULES AND REGULATIONS.
GENERAL REGULATIONS OF MARCH 30, 1912.
By an act of Congress approved May 22, 1902, the tract of land bounded north by the parallel 43° 4' north latitude, south by 42° 48' north latitude, east by the meridian 122° west longitude, and west by the meridian 122° 16' west longitude, having an area of 249 square miles, in the State of Oregon, and including Crater Lake, has been reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale under the laws of the United States, and dedicated and set apart forever as a public park or pleasure ground for the benefit of the people of the United States, to be known as Crater Lake National Park.
The park by said act is placed under the exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior, and these rules and regulations are made and published in pursuance of the duty imposed on him in regard thereto.
1. It is forbidden to injure or destroy in any manner, any of the natural curiosities or wonders within the park, or to disturb the mineral deposits in the reservations, except under the conditions prescribed in paragraph 11 of these regulations.
2. It is forbidden to cut or injure any timber growing on the park lands, except for use in the construction of places of entertainment and in connection with the working of located mining claims, or to deface or injure any Government property. Camping parties and others on the reservation will be allowed to use dead or fallen timber for fuel in the discretion of the superintendent.
3. Fires should be lighted only when necessary and completely extinguished when not longer required. The utmost care must be exercised at all times to avoid setting fire to the timber and grass.
4. Hunting or killing, wounding, or capturing any bird or wild animal on the park lands, except dangerous animals when necessary to prevent them from destroying life or inflicting an injury, is prohibited. The outfits, including guns, traps, teams, horses, or means of transportation used by persons engaged in hunting, killing, trapping, ensnaring, or capturing such birds or wild animals, or in possession of game killed on the park lands under other circumstances than prescribed above, will be taken up by the superintendent and held subject to the order of the Secretary of the Interior, except in cases where it is shown by satisfactory evidence that the outfit is not the property of the person or persons violating this regulation and the actual owner thereof was not a party to such violation. Firearms will only be permitted in the park on written permission from the superintendent thereof.
5. Fishing with nets, seines, traps, or by the use of drugs or explosives, or in any other way than with hook and line, is prohibited
Fishing for purposes of merchandise or profit is forbidden. Fishing may be prohibited by order of the superintendent in any of the waters of the park, or limited therein to any specified season of the year, until otherwise ordered by the Secretary of the Interior.
All fish less than 8 inches in length should be at once returned to the water with the least damage possible to the fish. Fish that are to be retained must be at once killed by a blow on the back of the head or by thrusting a knife or other sharp instrument into the head.
6. No person will be permitted to reside permanently, engage in any business, or erect buildings, etc., upon the Government lands in the park without permission, in writing, from the Secretary of the Interior. The superintendent may grant authority to competent persons to act as guides and revoke the same in his discretion. No pack trains will be allowed in the park unless in charge of a duly registered guide.
7. Owners of patented lands within the park limits are entitled to the full use and enjoyment thereof; the boundaries of such lands, however, must be determined and marked and defined, so that they may be readily distinguished from the park lands. While no limitations or conditions are imposed upon the use of such private lands so long as such use does not interfere with or injure the park, private owners must provide against trespass by their stock or cattle, or otherwise, upon the park lands, and all trespasses committed will be punished to the full extent of the law. Stock may be taken over the park lands to patented private lands with the written permission and under the supervision of the superintendent, but such permission and supervision are not required when access to such private lands is had wholly over roads or lands not owned or controlled by the United States.
8. Allowing the running at large, herding, or grazing of cattle or stock of any kind on the Government lands in the park, as well as the driving of such stock or cattle over same, is strictly forbidden, except where authority therefor has been granted by the superintendent. All cattle or stock found trespassing on the park lands will be impounded and disposed of as directed in regulations approved March 30, 1912.
9. No drinking saloon or barroom will be permitted upon Government lands in the park.
10. Private notices or advertisements shall not be posted or displayed on the Government lands within the reservation, except such as may be necessary for the convenience and guidance of the public.
11. The act provides that, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, the reservation shall be open to the location of mining claims and the working of the same.” It was not the purpose of this provision to extend the mining laws to the park without limitation, but only to authorize the location and working of mining claims thereon, under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and in such manner as not to interfere with or prejudically affect the general purpose for which the reservation was established. It is therefore prescribed :
(a) That persons desiring to locate mining claims within the park shall enroll their names and addresses with the superintendent of the reservation and shall file with such superintendent a description, in