Crater Lake National Park Journals

A Very Big Lake!

An August 2006 trip to Crater Lake National Park by travellingdave

Crater Lake Photo, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon More Photos
Quote: My first visit to this beautiful National Park, tucked tightly away in the Oregonian Cascades.

A Very Big Lake!

Overview

Crater Lake Photo, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
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Don't miss the visitor center, which is jam-packed with useful information, movies on the park's history, neat stamps to mark your visit, books and maps, and excellent souvenirs. All proceeds benefit the US Parks Service and help keep these parks clean and running smoothly.The boat tours to Wizard Island are a must! Viewing the crater from a half mile up is alright, but there is nothing better than saying you sailed on Crater Lake! Stepping foot onto Wizard Island is excellent. I can't think of a better way to spend .Drive the Rim Road. Get to know the park and the lake. It's 22 miles you won't forget.Quick Tips: When visiting National Parks, buy a parks pass. They're only an...Read More

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Attraction

Crater Lake Photo, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
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Crater Lake National Park's centerpiece is its namesake lake, stretching 5 miles by 6 miles, with a depth of over 1100 feet!The collapse of Mount Mazama in 5677 BC resulted in the natural beauty we see today in the Caldera Lake. Depending on where you approach the park from, you will see different angles of the lake. Most likely, you will approach from Klamath Falls to the south. After paying the $10 per car entry fee, head over to the visitor center for some excellent information on the park. Rangers are more-than-eager to answer any questions you might have, and explain the geology and botany of the area, including how the lake was formed.Visit the small theater in the visito...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2007

Crater Lake
OR 62 & 138
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon 97604
(541) 594-3000

Crater Lake

Attraction | "Crater Lake Visitor Center"

Crater Lake Photo, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
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Need books? Maps? Souvenirs? T-shirts?You may want to pick up a little something to remember your trip to Crater Lake National Park. Visit this well-stocked visitor center for a wide variety of memorabilia.First off, the cabin that this visitor center calls home is very cute, and you'll feel a warm welcome once you step through the door. The fireplace is burning, there's excellent seating, and displays and books to look through. It's a cozy atmosphere to spend an afternoon.The experienced park rangers are ever-so helpful on helping you find what you're looking for. You won't need to search far to find a good deal. I was apprehensive that "everything is expensive at the park off...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 5, 2007

Crater Lake
OR 62 & 138
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon 97604
(541) 594-3000