Crater Lake

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.


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