Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

I had never seen Crater Lake in the snow and was determined to do so. There was some in the forecast one night last year when I happened to be passing through the area so I spent a chilly night in my tent just outside the park before driving in at 5am the next morning. I got to the lake just in time to see a tiny bit of sunrise light hitting the freshly snowed-on Wizard Island. I was the only person there until a ranger came by to let me know the park was being closed for snow clearing. It was a peaceful and magical morning I’ll never forget!

Sincerely,
Kimberly

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake sits in a rugged portion of the Cascade Range and is famous for its deep, jewel-blue water. An impressive 20-mile ring of cliffs encloses the basin and adds to its magnificence.

State(s): Oregon

Established: 1902

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