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Crater Lake National Park Travel Guide: 150 reviews and 440 photos

Crater lake is Oregon’s only National Park but it is very beautiful. It encompasses about 180,000 acres and as a park attracts nearly half a million visitors each year. Some of the fun facts of Crater lake are as follows:
It is the deepest lake in the United States (1932 feet). Only Great Slave Lake in Canada is deeper at 2,015 ft (614 meters) in North America.
Mount Mazama was about 12,000 feet (3,660 m) tall before the collapse. Current lake level is at about 6,176 ft.
The park averages 533 inches (1,354 cm) of snow annually and that contributes as the sole source to the lakes volume of 5 trillion gallons (19 trillion liters)
The lake is possibly the clearest lake in the world. The lack of incoming streams or other particulate matter often makes visibility possible to more than 120 feet (37 m). Other nearby attractions: Toketee Falls, and several more along hwy 138 and 58.

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  • Last visit to Crater Lake National Park: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Amazing pictures at Crater Lake, Guthrie! Especially the awesome jump! And the Phantom Ship rock structure looks great! Norman :)

  • perfectly_zen's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    amazing pictures! lovely landscape =)

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Amazing what the destructive forces of nature can produce :) I enjoyed reading about Crater Lake with the wonderful additions of your photos.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Great page - brought back happy memories of a trip here c.10 years ago. I loved it :) But in late June we still had snow and the trail to the lake was still closed I think. BTW we stayed one night at the lodge - worth every penny :)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Colin, I'm going to have to check out more of your NP pages after reading this gem!! Excellent photos and information on this spectacular park! Nice shot of your cliff jump 'cannonball' dive too.

  • cruisingbug's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    Good for you that you went in! I chickened out - oh well. Great pages and info - looking forward to seeing more!

  • Jan 7, 2007 at 10:20 PM

    colin, you've done an excellent job on this page! loved your photos, and very informative tips too. i think your pages deserve to be viewed more often, they are fantastic!

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 4:51 AM

    Cool page! I spent way too little time at CL cuz it took me so long to get there from the Coast. Poor planning on that trip! Def check out DP/Mammoth if you're in that area. Its beautiful! :)

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2006 at 7:12 PM

    Crater Lake seems to have quite an interesting legend! I'll check back on this page in a while... good start.


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