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

Crater Lake National Park Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The park received below average snowfall this winter and continues to have below average precipitation. Temperatures have been warmer than normal and the first heat wave is expected by the end of the week. This has increased the fire danger at Crater Lake National Park. The outlook for significant wildland fire potential is above normal for the next several months. 

Crater Lake National Park Rescinds Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from high to moderate due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures. Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry is also declaring an end to fire season in this area. Effective October 12, 2018 at 12:01 am, Crater Lake National Park will lift the fire restrictions implemented on July 13, 2018.

Annual Crater Lake Rim Run August 11, 2018

During this event Rim Drive will be open only to clockwise travel on the inside lane (rim side) from Watchman Overlook to Sun Notch from 7:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm.  Pinnacles Road will also be closed in both directions during this time. Please use extreme caution when driving near event participants. Speed limits are decreased to 25 mph while runners are on the road.  As racers complete sections of the course, the road will open to traffic in both directions throughout the day.  

Crater Lake National Park Photos

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK: Oregon

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These towering needle-like formations of rock, called fossil fumaroles, projecting from the Sand Creek Canyon floor, were formed under sheets of volcanic pumice that preceded Mazama's collapse.
As the surface of the hot pumice cooled over the years, steam and gases were released by the hot rocks underneath through vents and tubes that were welded into cement hardness by their passage. These ancient vents now stand alone due to the erosion of the surrounding softer materials.

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK: Oregon

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CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK:  Oregon

These towering needle-like formations of rock, called fossil fumaroles, projecting from the Sand Creek Canyon floor, were formed under sheets of volcanic pumice that preceded Mazama's collapse.
As the surface of the hot pumice cooled over the years, steam and gases were released by the hot rocks underneath through vents and tubes that were welded into cement hardness by their passage. These ancient vents now stand alone due to the erosion of the surrounding softer materials.

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK: Oregon

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