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 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.

Prescribed Burns Planned for Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park will conduct a prescribed pile burning along North Entrance Road and Highway 62 West in the coming days. Fire crews will ignite the piles when conditions such as weather, fuel moisture, and smoke dispersal are favorable.

2018 Winter Fees and Road Closures

On November 1st, the park will begin charging its winter entrance fees. Also on November 1st, the North Entrance Road and Rim Drive will close for the season.  All visitors to Crater Lake National Park must use Highway 62 to access the park from the south or west during these closures.

Crater Lake National Park Photos

Crater Lake in Winter. (Crater Lake National Park, OR)

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Crater Lake in Winter. (Crater Lake National Park, OR)

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Wizard Island

In the Oregon Night

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In the Oregon Night

Crater Lake, Oregon. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

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Crater Lake, Oregon. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Stunning image from Carol M. Highsmith's monumental Library of Congress Collection. For 38 years Carol has travelled America capturing beautiful moments in time, preserving them for future generations. By donating these images to the Library of Congress she has generously made these images available to the public domain for everyone to enjoy.

We are delighted to bring you our favorites here.

You can view the entire archive at the Library of Congress.

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Crater Lake - Golden Hour

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Crater Lake - Golden Hour

Crater Lake - Deep Blue

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Crater Lake and the Phantom Ship

Wizard Island, Crater Lake

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Wizard Island, Crater Lake

Caught at a unique moment. It's all about the light in photography.

Crater Lake, Oregon. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

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Crater Lake, Oregon. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Stunning image from Carol M. Highsmith's monumental Library of Congress Collection. For 38 years Carol has travelled America capturing beautiful moments in time, preserving them for future generations. By donating these images to the Library of Congress she has generously made these images available to the public domain for everyone to enjoy.

We are delighted to bring you our favorites here.

You can view the entire archive at the Library of Congress.

You can download the images we have curated and edited : www.rawpixel.com/board/421689/carol-m-highsmiths-america

More information about Carol M. Highsmith: carolhighsmithamerica.com

Crater Lake Pathways at Night

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Crater Lake Pathways at Night

Vidae Falls is on the southern outside rim of the Crater Lake crater.

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Vidae Falls is on the southern outside rim of the Crater Lake crater.

Its source is snowmelt (it is too high to be coming from a leak in the crater).

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

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Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

with sunset cloud colors reflected on the waters of the western side of the lake.

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

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Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

with the start of sunset lighting up the eastern rim of the crater.

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

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Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

was Initially created around 7,000 years ago when 12,000 foot Mt. Mazama erupted and then collapsed forming a 2,000 foot deep crater. 8-image pano - [1x2 ratio]

Along Crater Lake at Night

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Along Crater Lake at Night

Capture from 2013 ... hoping to get back out this way again next summer. Such an amazing place to visit. This was captured with the Canon 60D and the Canon 10/22mm ... a great combination. My one daughter now has them to shoot with.

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