Crater Lake National Park is famous for the intensity of its deep cobalt blue waters. Visit Crater Lake during the spring and summer for a vacation experience you won't soon forget. Before you plan your trip to the crater, check out our quiz and find out more about the park.
Crater Lake National Park is located about 60 miles north of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Crater Lake In Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is famous for its cobalt blue waters, which it owes to the great depth of the crater.
The admission fee is $10 for seven days at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.
There are two visitor's centers at Crater Lake National Park. Steel Visitor Center is open every day of the year except December 25 and Rim Village Visitor Center is open from early June through late September.
At Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, you can find accommodations at either the park lodge, a motel or at one of two campgrounds. All four are open from late spring until October.
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States -- 1,932 feet (588.9 meters) deep.
Crater Lake National Park in southwestern Oregon, covering 183,227 acres ( 742 square kilometers), was established in 1902.
The terrain at Crater Lake National Park is comprised of volcanic caldera, lake, forests and unusual lava formations.
As you drive up the mountain road that leads to Crater lake, you'll be surrounded by forests of Shasta red fir, hemlock and pine.
William Gladstone Steel worked tirelessly to have Crater Lake established as a national park, the United State's sixth. Steel Bay in the park is named for him.
You won't want to miss the abundance of wildflowers at Crater Lake National Park, including monkeyflower, spreading phlox, paintbrush, aster, lupine and penstemon.
Native fauna thrive in Crater Lake National Park where you can see deer, elk, coyotes, black bears, bobcats and assorted bird life.
The Phantom Ship, an island made of lava, has 160-foot-high peaks. Its silhouette resembles a ship abandoned in the middle of the water.
Hillman Peak, a volcanic cone named for a prospector, is thought to be 70,000 years old.
Wizard Island is a volcanic cinder cone that soars 764 feet above the surface of Crater Lake, so named because it resembles the pointed hat worn by sorcerers.
The Pinnacles at Crater Lake were created by both volcanic gases and erosion. First, hot gases solidified the rock and then erosion ate away the softer rock, leaving only the hardened spires.
After Mount Mazama erupted for the last time, its peak remained as a shell over a hollow interior. The summit then collapsed, creating a volcanic caldera or crater, which began slowly filling with water to create Crater Lake.
Mount Mazama erupted for the last time in about 4860 B.C.
Crater Lake's only fish are rainbow trout and kokanee salmon, which are not native to the lake, but were brought to the lake by humans.
Most tourists visit Crater Lake National Park in the summer when the snow is gone and the wildflowers are in full bloom.