August 4, 2017

Natural Beauty: Crater Lake National Park

It's been a week of Oregon posts, and to wrap them up (just like the trip itself), it's time to visit Crater Lake National Park.

For the last day in Oregon, I put the fishing rods aside and decided to make the drive to spend the day at one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. If you're not familiar with Crater Lake, here's a quick summary, courtesy of Wikipedia:

"Crater Lake National Park is a United States National Park located in southern Oregon. Established in 1902, Crater Lake National Park is the fifth-oldest national park in the U.S. and the only national park in Oregon. The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests.

The lake is 1,949 feet (594 m) deep at its deepest point, which makes it the deepest lake in the United States, the second-deepest in North America and the ninth-deepest in the world. Crater Lake has no streams flowing into or out of it. All water that enters the lake is eventually lost from evaporation or subsurface seepage. The lake's water commonly has a striking blue hue, and the lake is re-filled entirely from direct precipitation in the form of snow and rain."

Not really going to write too much more, I'll let the photos do the talking. Crater Lake National Park is best appreciated that way, with lush forests, tumbling waterfalls, and of course, the lake itself, which is the most brilliant blue my eyes have ever witnessed. Absolutely breathtaking.




  1. Michael
    This post and your previous post this past week has one who visits this place thinking that they have died and gone to the great beyond-----absolutely breath taking is all I can say!!!! Thanks for sharing with all of us who may never witness it's beauty

  2. Places like this is where the term "God's Country" truly applies.