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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Range, 100 miles from the Pacific coast. It is established in 1902, Crater Lake is the fifth-oldest national park in the United States and the only national park in Oregon. The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests.
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Crater Lake National Park
Cloudcap Overlook Crater Lake

The highest point in Crater Lake National Park is Mount Scott at 8,929 feet (2,722 m). Getting there requires a fairly steep 2.5-mile (4.0 km) hike from the Rim Drive trail-head.
The scenery of Crater Lake is fully accessible during the summer months. Heavy snowfalls in this park during the fall, winter, and spring months force many road and trail closures, including the popular "Rim Drive", which is generally completely open from July to October and partially open in some other months, such as May, June, and November.

In Crater Lake National park, there are over 90 miles of one-way and loop trails, including 33 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail as well as hikes up Mount Scott, Garfield Peak, and Crater Peak. It is also possible to hike to the lake surface on the Cleetwood Trail.


Crater Lake Summer View

Crater Lake Panoramic View

Famous Trails in Crater Lake National Park
·         Cleetwood Cove Trail
·         The Watchman Peak Trail
·         The Lightning Spring trail
·         Plaikni Falls Trail
·         Garfield Peak Trail

Rim Drive in Crater Lake Park
Crater Lake Cloudcap Overlook Oregon Crater Lake National Park
Phantom Ship Overlook Crater Lake

Crater Lake Fun Facts to Know
Ø  The lake is 1,949 feet (594 m) deep at its deepest point, which makes it the deepest lake in the United States.
Ø  The second-deepest in North America and the ninth-deepest in the world
Ø  It is One of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.
Ø  The caldera rim ranges in elevation from 7,000 to 8,000 feet (2,100 to 2,400 m)
Ø  Crater Lake has no streams flowing into or out of it.
Ø  The lake's water commonly has a striking blue hue, and the lake is refilled entirely from direct precipitation in the form of snow and rain.
Ø  Crater Lake National Park was established May 22, 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt. And open all year.
Ø  Volume of water within the Lake: 5 trillion gallons (19 trillion liters)
Ø  Park Size: 183224 acres (74,148 hectares)
Ø  A 30-foot long hemlock log called the "Old Man of the Lake" has been floating upright in the lake for over 100 years
Ø  Hillman Peak, highest point on rim: 8,151 feet (2,484 meters)
Ø  Mount Scott, highest point in park: 8,929 feet (2,722 meters)
Ø  Union Peak: 7,709 feet (2,350 meters)
Ø  Rim Village elevation: 7,100 feet (2,164 meters)



Crater Lake National Park Oregon

How to Reach : Crater Lake is in Klamath County, approximately 60 miles (97 km) northwest of the county seat of Klamath Falls, and about 80 miles (130 km) northeast of the city of Medford.

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