A trip to Crater Lake National Park

It’s the Centennial celebration of National Parks, and we were delighted to visit a few of these places that have truly left a legacy. One of these is Crater Lake National Park in south-central Oregon, founded in 1902.

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Crater Lake National Park

Famous for its rich blue color and crystal clear water, Crater Lake was formed 7,700 years ago when a volcano collapsed after erupting. It is the deepest lake in the United States (1,943 feet) and ninth deepest in the world.

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Rain and snow keep the lake filled.

The lake stays filled by both rain and snow. If planning a visit, keep in mind that clouds may obstruct the view of the lake. Be sure to check the Web site to see if the lake is visible.

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No clouds today! Beautiful view of the lake.

For us, the chance to see the deep blue and clear water was one we could not pass. Seeing firsthand a legacy over 7,000+ years old was well worth traveling the 2,798 miles.

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Crater Lake National Park

 

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