Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake National Park

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Known for its deep blue color and clear waters, Crater Lake National Park formed in a collapsed volcano. The lake is more than a protected ecosystem, it is also a sacred place to the Klamath tribe, who researchers think may have witnessed the collapse of the volcano. You'll be able to see another legendary aspect of the lake as well. "Old Man of the Lake," once a tree, now a stump, has bobbed in the lake for centuries. Crater Lake National Park boasts hiking trails and lookout points all around its rim. Use our Crater Lake National Park tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Crater Lake National Park and other attractions in Crater Lake National Park.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Photoshop not just pics I like pretty blue in color. At first, the report is not asking too much for University admission. Take a look at the close up look at the pretty colors from a distance. Just go to where recommendation! Here's a Lake surrounding landscapes are beautiful!
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  • August 14, 2017
    We've seen lots of friends visit this park through social media through the years. To me, this place just ended up being a bucket list item to check off to say I've been there. The lake is the deepest...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    If you are anywhere in the state of Oregon or Northern California you must make an effort to get to Crater Lake. The vistas are breathtaking. The minute you reach the crest of the crater and catch you...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful national park. Must say I loved what I was able to experience but there wasn't able to do much due to construction over half of the area and the rest being closed to snow. Wizard island and Crater lake didn't fail to leave beautiful lasting memories, though.
  • July 10, 2017
    One of the most wonderful creation of nature I have ever seen. True wonder... Enjoyed daytime and sunset there. The best sunset of my life till now... A must go place..!!
  • June 17, 2017
    Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Although many of the roads were still inaccessible due to see in every June, the views of the lake were superlative. Hiking was difficult at this time of year because of high snow levels but the view was totally worth it .
  • July 5, 2017
    Fun place to visit, hike, and take photos. Couldn't find any of the 2 open free campgrounds so I couldn't spend a few extra days to take night time shots and the main route was closed due to snow. Still a great place nonetheless.
  • June 16, 2017
    I'm not as well traveled as I'd like to be, but I have been hiking, backpacking, sailing, canoeing, etc. in some pretty amazing place. But nothing, nothing I have ever witness compares. My life was changed, I had a spiritual experiencing witnessing this. It is truly indescribable

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Where to stay in Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park operates two campgrounds inside of the park: Mazama Campground, which offers reservations, and Lost Creek Campground, which functions on a first-come, first-served basis. The park also offers accommodations in Crater Lake Lodge and Mazama Village Cabins, with the former open from mid-May through mid-October and the latter open from late May until early October. The park's isolated location limits accommodation options outside its boundaries, but you can find a few campgrounds, inns, and bed and breakfasts in the surrounding communities. Some of these are clustered in the town of Fort Klamath, just south of the park's entrance.
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