Crater Lake National Park

Wizard Island in Summer at Crater Lake National Park Picture by NPS
Wizard Island, Crater Lake NP Picture by NPS

Crater Lake National Park protects Crater Lake which lies within the caldera of Mt. Mazama, a volcano of the Cascade Range that erupted about 7,700 years ago. The mountain collapsed, forming a caldera. Its greatest depth of 1,932 feet makes it the deepest lake in the United States.

Crater Lake NP was established May 22, 1902.

Total Acreage: 183,224, Federal: 183,223, Nonfederal: 0.28.

Crater Lake is located in southwestern Oregon about 86 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon.

Crater Lake National Park – Official Site


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