Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

One of my most memorable experiences visiting Crater Lake was being there at night, and just looking up at the night sky filled with more stars than I had ever seen.

Every year I grow more concerned with the numerous threats Crater Lake is facing, from decreased air quality, to helicopter flights, to logging on the edge of the park boundary, to funding shortfalls that lead to reduced access, to the impacts climate change is having on the rare ecosystems at Crater Lake. #cleanair4parks

Sincerely,
Erik, Wilderness Program Manager

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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