Crater Lake, USA

Crater Lake was formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption, it is 2400 meters high at it’s highest point and it is situated in the western  USA, (Oregon). The gloriously blue waters in Crater Lake have been probably one of the most visited places in the United States.

Oregon is home to Crater Lake National Park which is a perfect venue for day hikes.  It is the deepest lake in the United States (which averages around 350 meters in depth ) known for its deep blue color. The blue waters of the Crater Lake reflect the majestic beauty of its surrounding mountain peaks much like a giant dark-blue mirror.
Spectacular photographs and gorgeous panoramas taken during a trip to Crater Lake National Park are treasures worth keeping.

Crater Lake was formed due to the collapse of Mount Mazama which was a volcano situated at the southern part of Oregon which once stood approximately 3,353 meters tall ( 11,000 feet). The caldera which measures around 6 miles wide ( 9.7 kilometers) was formed during a series of catastrophic eruptions around 5000 B.C.  Wizard Island is an island which lays just off the west rim of the caldera and was formed due to later Lava eruptions. It was in 1902 when Crater Lake was declared a national park through the efforts of the renowned naturalist- William Gladstone Steel.

There are plenty of things to do when you visit Crater Lake National Park. The south entrance is the most popular alternative route to visit this national park. It is said to be open all –year round. Though this entrance, you will access Mazama Village and the Rim Village along with the park headquarters right at the Steel Visitors Center. During the winter season, visitors are only allowed to go up to the rim of the lake and back down the same way. There will be no plowed areas to serve as road. On the other hand, the north entrance is only open from the early days of June to late October depending on the amount of snowfall.

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For more info visit Wikipedia – Crater Lake

Google map of Crater Lake

Next photo’s credit: Anthony Lo Mo (visit his Instagram – alomophotography)

Crater Lake, USA

Crater Lake, USA

Next 2 photo’s credit: Fine Art Landscape Photography by Dennis Krukover (Dark Eclipse Studios)

Sunrise in Crater Lake National Park, OR

Sunrise in Crater Lake National Park, OR

Sunrise in Crater Lake National Park, OR

Sunrise in Crater Lake National Park, OR

 

WolfmanSF [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Crater Lake - winter

Crater Lake – winter

 

 

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