Crater Lake National Park with its deep blue waters is located in the state of Oregon. According to Wikipedia, it was established in 1902 making it the fifth oldest National Park in the system. This amazing lake is almost 2,000 feet deep. Besides the lake, the park encompasses a destroyed volcano and surrounding hills and forests.
With a violent volcanic past, the area must be filled with drama and history. It's said to be a place to watch the rise and the setting of the sun through pristine clean air. Sometimes the waters glow with lovely shades of purple, orange, and pink.
The 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake is part of the park visit not to be missed. Trail hikes abound from easy to hard. Rangers at the Park make talks and lead guided walks. In the southeast corner, volcanic pinnacles grace the scenery.
First opened in 1915, Crater Lake Lodge features history exhibits and much more. We plan to visit the lodge during the summer and hope the snow has melted from the windows.
Because of the heavy snowfall, the north entrance road and Rim Drive are closed most of the year. Those roads usually open in June or early July.
Crater Lake National Park will be our next National Park destination. I can hardly wait to arrive there, camera in hand, to photograph the landscapes and the pure blue water of the lake.