Crater Lake, Oregon

The water is so blue at Crater Lake.

There was snow at Crater Lake in July!

The water is very clear.  I had to hike down 2.2 miles round trip from the top of the caldera to the lake.

Wizard Island is the largest island on the lake.
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    I visited Crater Lake National Park in July of 2009.  It is about 370 miles north of Sacramento in Oregon.  We ended up staying in Klamath Falls, Oregon the night before we drove to the park.  On the way back, we stayed in Medford, and we enjoyed the tax free shopping.  Crater Lake was amazing.  It was created a long time ago when the volcano top blew off the mountain.  Over time, melting snow filled the lake, and it is the deepest lake in North America today.  No private boats are allowed in the lake, and the water is an amazing blue color.

Last Updated:  July 31, 2009 6:45 PM