Crater Lake National Park, in Southern Oregon, is a rare and breathtaking natural wonder. The lake was created almost 8,000 years ago when the collapse of the Mt. Mazama volcano formed a 6 mile wide volcanic basin. Melted snowfall filled the basin with freshwater and Crater Lake was born.
At nearly 2,000 feet deep Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. An impressive 20 mile ring of cliffs encloses the basin and adds to the magnificence of the lake.
Crater Lake National Park, located among the Cascade Mountain Range, is a remarkable and beautiful site. It is well worth the visit on any exploration of the American Northwest.