Maximum lake depth: 1,958ft.
width: 6 miles
Park Size: 183,224 acres
Yearly Snowfall avg:
When Mount Mazama
erupted 7,700 years ago, it left behind what would become one of Oregon's most
beautiful attractions, Crater Lake.
|If you are looking for some of the most diverse land in
Oregon, a trip to Crater Lake National Park will not disappoint. The park is
located north east of Medford Oregon. You can reach Crater Lake by taking
Highway 97 South to Highway 138 West. (click
here for a map)
This park is a hiker's delight with trails ranging
from The 0.3 miles Park Headquarters Historic Trail to The 2.5 mile Mt. Scott
trail. There are over half a dozen trails in the National Park, and one is sure
to offer you a breath taking view of Crater Lake.
|How did Crater Lake get its name?
was named by James Sutton, editor of the Oregon Sentinel (Jacksonville) in
1869. He named it after the small crater at the top of Wizard Island, the
cinder cone in the lake that rises 764 feet above the
What's the Islands
Wizard Island is the cinder cone that arose after the
When did Crater Lake
become a National Park?
After 17 long years of lobbying by William
Gladston Steel, Crater Lake was adopted as a National Park in 1902.
|What are some of the mountains surrounding Crater
There are many mountains that can been seen around the lake, some
of those include:
- Mount Bailey
- Mount Thielsen
- Timber Crater
- Red Cone
- Bear Butte
- Mount Scott
- Scout Hill
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