Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake was my home for two summers while I was in college, in 1964 and 1965. Now I mostly just see it from a plane window when traveling from Maine out to Portland–when I do, even from 32,000 feet up, I begin to cry.

Beverly Roxby

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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