Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park sits in southern Oregon and is what is known as a caldera lake which is the result of volcanic activity where the earth collapses as magma is exiting beneath the volcano. The area became a National Park in 1902 and was only the fifth National Park to be formed in the United States. The deepest part of the lake is almost 2000 feet deep making it second deepest lake on the continent and the ninth deepest on Earth. Vistors enjoy fishing, hiking and camping.

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Crater Lake National Park

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North Entrance Opens at Crater Lake National Park

The North Entrance Road and West Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park will open for travel on Saturday morning, June 15, 2019. Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced that visitors can now drive to and from the park via this popular route and access spectacular views of the lake from West Rim Drive.

Crater Lake Hospitality Announces New Hours

The Rim Village Café and Gift Shop will now be open on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  It will also be open on Washington’s Birthday, Monday, February 18, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

Statement from Crater Lake National Park on the Resumption of Operations

With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Crater Lake National Park will resume regular operations on Monday, January 28, 2019. After 35 days of closure, time is needed to clear roadways, repair leaks, open restrooms and other facilities, check fire alarm systems, and ensure that the park is safe for visitors. 

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks to Begin This Weekend

Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are about to begin for the 2018-19 winter season. The walks will take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from December 8 through April 28.

Crater Lake National Park Photos

Snow around Crater Lake in June, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

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Snow around Crater Lake in June, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Snow around Crater Lake in June, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Winter Palette

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Winter Palette

Overcast No More

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Overcast No More

Sector North Bend aircrew rescues man in Crater Lake National Park

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Sector North Bend aircrew rescues man in Crater Lake National Park

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew, from Coast Guard Sector North Bend, flies over Crater Lake National Park, June 10, 2019.

The aircrew was in the area to assist National Park Service personnel rescue a man who fell 800 feet down into the caldera of Crater Lake.

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend.

Sector North Bend aircrew rescues man in Crater Lake National Park

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Sector North Bend aircrew rescues man in Crater Lake National Park

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter lands at a Crater Lake parking area to transfer an injured man to AirLink Critical Care Transport, June 10, 2019.

The man who was rescued reportedly fell approximately 800 feet into the caldera of Crater Lake near Rim Village.

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend.

Sector North Bend aircrew rescues man in Crater Lake National Park

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Sector North Bend aircrew rescues man in Crater Lake National Park

Aerial view of the caldera of Crater Lake National Park near Rim Village Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, June 10, 2019.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescued a man who fell approximately 800 feet into the caldera of Crater Lake.

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend.

Across the Caldera

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Across the Caldera

I swung by Crater Lake while camping in the Umpqua National Forest this past weekend. The Memorial Day crowd was a bit overwhelming, but Crater Lake itself was simply stunning. I just couldn't get enough of the dramatic clouds...

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The view from Rim Village at Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, OR

Blue Above, Blue Below

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Blue Above, Blue Below

High above the remarkably blue waters of the deepest lake in the United States, standing on the east rim of the caldera that remains from the eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama 7,700 years ago. This is Oregon's Crater Lake, and there's no place quite like it.

Mt. Thielsen

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Mt. Thielsen

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Crater Lake - Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

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Crater Lake - Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

There are two things that I remember vividly from Crater Lake: the unique manta ray shape of Wizard Island and some of the bluest water found in the world. The water is also some of the purest that you will find anywhere. When researching the reason for why the color was so blue, I found the answer on the National Park Service's website (paraphrased in the next paragraph).

The water is so blue because there is hardly anything else in it. The water molecules found in Crater Lake contain no sediments, algae, pesticides or pollution, making it very pure. The water molecules absorb all of the color spectrum of sunlight except for the blues. The key to creating the deep blue color is having enough water to absorb the other colors. Since there are 4.6 trillion gallons of water in the lake, there is no problem.

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Vizard | Crater Lake, Oregon

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Vizard | Crater Lake, Oregon

The day before this shot was taken, amid a snowstorm, we blazed a trail in fresh snow to a spot we had picked out for sunrise. A day later, most of the fresh trail was covered in snow. So, having to blaze another fresh trail, we didn't make it quite as far as we had liked for sunrise. But we ended up discovering this area where fresh snow made interesting formations for foregrounds.

The island in the middle is named Wizard Island. I really like how the V helps frame the image.

This was a pano, consisting of 7 vertical frames.

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Crater Lake Blues, OR 8-13

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The first visit to Crater Lake shocks you. After driving up and around the mountain (crater), you get to the parking lot. You get out of the car and still don't see the lake. You find a trail through the trees and suddenly you are on the rim, staring down at the most beautiful blue water you've ever seen. The lake looks much larger, too, than it does in pictures.
In the photo you can see Wizard Island, and Mt. Mazama, all that is left of the once giant volcano which erupted so violently, it caved in on itself. Over the years snow melt filled up the 1,940 foot basin with pure water. It's that amazing depth which gives the water its color.
Off in the distance you can make out the pyramid shaped top of Mt. Thielsen.

Snowy Overlook

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Snowy Overlook

Cory, Nala and Nancy Brown, Crater Lake Oregon

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Cory, Nala and Nancy Brown, Crater Lake Oregon

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Wizard Island

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Wizard Island

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon