Road closure for forest fire in the area
Steel Visitor Center near the South Entrance
"Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom." National Park Service
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the ten deepest lakes in the world!
Views of the lake from Crater Lake Lodge
No streams of any kind flow into or out of this lake making it almost pollution-free. The only source of water maintaining the lake level is rain and snow fall; the only water going out is through evaporation.
The edge of the crater
The walls of the lake are pretty steep and high precluding any development along the water's edge. The only way down to the water is along a steep trail that descends to the excursion boat dock.
The Veranda at the Crater Lake Lodge overlooks the lake
Checking out the menu
Inside the Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge
The lake views are fabulous from all around the rim so we couldn't help taking pictures as we traveled around the rim road.
Annie Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop near Manzama Village
Scenery adjacent to the crater