National Parks Oregon
Crater Lake National Park
generations, Crater Lake has been a place of beauty
and mystery. One hundred years ago it became one of
America's first national parks. Today we celebrate
that anniversay and the landscape itself that has
inspired so many.
is widely known for its intense blue color and
spectacular views. During summer, visitors may
navigate the Rim Drive around the lake, enjoy boat
tours on the lake surface, stay in the historic
Crater Lake Lodge, camp at Mazama Village, or hike
some of the park's various trails including Mt.
Scott at 8,929 ft. Diverse interpretive programs
enhance visitors' knowledge and appreciation of this
national park, 90% of which is managed as
wilderness. The winter brings some of the heaviest
snowfall in the country, averaging 533 inches per
year. Although park facilities mostly close for this
snowy season, visitors may view the lake during fair
weather, enjoy cross-country skiing, and participate
in weekend snowshoe hikes.