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.

Crater Lake National Park Info


Crater Lake National Park

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News

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 Offers a Digital Payment Option for Entrance Fees

Beginning Saturday, December 1, Crater Lake National Park offers visitors an on-line option to pay park entrance fees with no additional costs.

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.  

Crater Lake National Park Photos

The Phantom Ship

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The Phantom Ship

This colorfully named island is in the middle of an equally colorful, giant, collapsed volcanic caldera: Crater Lake, in southern Oregon. The lake is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. It partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot (655 m)-deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 (± 150) years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. There are no rivers flowing into or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years. With a depth of 1,949 feet (594 m), the lake is the deepest in the United States. In the world, it ranks ninth for maximum depth, and third for mean (average) depth. Phantom Ship Island is mainly formed from andesite rock that dates from about 400,000 years ago, partly altered by hydrothermal activity. The island is situated on the south east end of Crater Lake and projects more than 200 m (656 ft) out from the wall of the caldera. The island is about 500 ft by 200 ft in size. [Wikipedia]

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Crater Lake, Oregon

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