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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Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks to Start This Weekend

Crater Lake National Park staff is pleased to announce our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks begin this weekend for the 2019-20 winter season.  The walks take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and most holidays (except December 25) from December 7 through April 26.  They will also be offered daily from December 26 through January 5 and from March 20 through March 29.  Snowshoes are provided free of charge and no previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.

National Register Listing for Army Corps of Engineers Road System

The Army Corps of Engineers Road System (ACERS) at Crater Lake National Park in Klamath County is among Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

Winter 2019-2020 Road Closures and Fees

Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance Road and Rim Drive closes for the season on November 1st.  All visitors to Crater Lake National Park must use Highway 62 to access the park from the south or west during these closures.

Celebrating 100 Years of Weather Observation

On Monday, October 7, 2019, representatives from the National Weather Service will be at Crater Lake National Park to celebrate 100 years of weather observation. There will be a brief ceremony on the back porch of Crater Lake Lodge at 1:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Crater Lake National Park Photos

Night at Crater Lake

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Night at Crater Lake

Along Crater Lake

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Along Crater Lake

Hole Through the Trees

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Hole Through the Trees

Crater Lake Sunrise

Greg Vaughn posted a photo:

Crater Lake Sunrise

Wizard Island in Crater Lake at dawn; Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.

Crater Lake

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Crater Lake

Phantom Ship

My Americana posted a photo:

Phantom Ship

Phantom Ship is a tiny island located in Crater Lake, Oregon. It is so named due to its shape.
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Crater Lake Lodge

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Crater Lake Lodge

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Hover

gregoryphoto150 posted a photo:

Hover

The view south from Crater Lake in Oregon. I love the light in this photo and the way the cloud pops in an almost 3D effect.

Taken using the Manfrotto 190CF

Portland, Mount Hood and the Oregon Coast

lhboudreau posted a video:

Portland, Mount Hood and the Oregon Coast

Except for the last two, all the photos in the video were shot in June 2012. The last two were shot in June 2019 on a visit to Crater Lake National Park.

The Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood shown in the video may look familiar to fans of Stephen King. It served as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in Kubrick's movie version of "The Shining."

I greatly enjoyed Portland's Japanese Garden nestled in the hills above the city. I've included several photos of this special place in the video.

Sentry

Thüncher Photography posted a photo:

Sentry

For the better part of a century this grisled old tree has stood sentry, keeping a watchful eye over Crater Lake. Due to the high elevation of the lake, and extreme [extreme] winter weather - trees and vegetation have a very short growing season and don't grown much bigger than this.

Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.

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Truth be told.

Snap.off posted a photo:

Truth be told.

Sony A7rii 28mm f2.

View from Rim Village of Crater Lake

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

View from Rim Village of Crater Lake

Mountain Hemlock, Tsuga mertensiana, and view from Rim Village of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA

The Pinnacles in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

The Pinnacles in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

The Pinnacles, eroded welded vents from pyroclastic deposits in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA

Beautiful Old Snag along Rim Drive at Crater Lake in Oregon

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

Beautiful Old Snag along Rim Drive at Crater Lake in Oregon

Old dead conifer tree against the sky, along the rim above Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA

Crater Lake in Monochrome

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Crater Lake in Monochrome

Happy Monochrome Monday

Lodge at Night

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Lodge at Night

Winter Sunset Over Crater Lake and Wizzard Island From Crater La

@randalljhodges posted a photo:

Winter Sunset Over Crater Lake and Wizzard Island From Crater La

Winter Sunset Over Crater Lake and Wizzard Island From Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

Oregon Night

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Oregon Night

Crater Lake

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Crater Lake

The Phantom Ship in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

Lee Rentz posted a photo:

The Phantom Ship in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

The Phantom Ship island in Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA