Crater Lake National Park

Oregon, United States
Type: Lakes
(541) 594-3000

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Crater Lake National Park, located in southern Oregon, is renowned for its stunningly deep blue and exceptionally clear waters. The park is centered around Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States, formed about 7,700 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. The lake is fed entirely by rain and snow, which contributes to its remarkable clarity and color. Visitors are often captivated by the lake's serene beauty and the panoramic views offered from the surrounding cliffs, which rise to 2,000 feet above the water.

The park, established in 1902, is home to a variety of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed year-round. In the summer, hiking is a popular activity, with trails ranging from easy walks to challenging hikes, including the famous Cleetwood Cove Trail, which is the only trail that leads down to the lake's shore. Visitors can also take boat tours to Wizard Island, a cinder cone within the lake, or drive along the 33-mile Rim Drive, which offers numerous scenic overlooks. In the winter, Crater Lake National Park transforms into a snowy wonderland, perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Crater Lake National Park also features several visitor centers and educational programs. The Steel Visitor Center, open year-round, provides information on the park's geology, history, and ecology. The Rim Village Visitor Center, open seasonally, offers interpretive exhibits and ranger-led programs. Accommodations within the park include the historic Crater Lake Lodge, open from late May to mid-October, and various campgrounds that cater to both summer and winter visitors. Whether you're seeking adventure or tranquility, Crater Lake National Park offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

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