United States Oregon
Crater Lake National Park
A deep, pristine lake surrounded by scenic cliffs and forests, offering an awe-inspiring natural spectacle in the state of Oregon, USA.
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Just when you thought the West Coast couldn’t give you anymore scorchers on the national park front, Oregon comes up with the magnificent Crater Lake National Park. The deepest of its kind in the whole United States, it descends more than 1,900 feet from its perfect blue surface through the core of an ancient volcano high up in the Cascades. Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail weave their way through the park, so there’s a steady stream of thru hikers. Meanwhile, the scenic Rim Drive means roadsters can also get their fix of high mountain scenery with ease.
jrfrancis 2 years ago
Setting eyes on the deepest lake in the US is sure to cool you down just a tad. Getting to Crater Lake National Park takes you high into the Oregon Cascades, amid scented pines and summits. The spot is a highlight of the uber-long Pacific Crest Trail.
jrfrancis 2 years ago
The 33-mile Scenic Rim Drive offers panoramic vistas of the lake, meadows, and forests. There are more than 30 overlooks to check out sites of the lake and surrounding area. There are also five picnic spots off the drive and plenty of trailheads.
nicolejordan 2 years ago
Crater Lake National Park is one of the most pristine lakes in the US, along with being the deepest. Formed over 7000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, the surrounding area features plenty of trails to explore the rocky landscapes and wilderness.
seeker 2 years ago
Crater Lake is absolutely stunning. The pictures never do it justice. Just go.
chiefseeker 3 years ago
We watched the 2017 solar eclipse from the crater rim—it was spectacular.
lwithrow 3 years ago
take a walk around the lake. it's cold!
candicedoddbrown 2 years ago
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