A Blue Lake
Like no place else
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.
Crater Lake is known for its blue color. It is in a caldera.
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States, the second deepest in the Western Hemisphere, and the seventh deepest in the world.
From July to September, Crater Lake becomes a unique landscape.
What to do
In the summer there is hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, and many more fun activities to do at Crater Lake. In the winter ranger-led snowshoes are offered. Cross-country skiing is available when the roads are closed.
Crater Lake National Park Ranger Talk