Crater Lake

Crater Lake is a treasure worth preserving. Formed 7,700 years ago when Mt. Mazama erupted, the caldera that makes up Crater Lake took up to 800 years to fill up, and it’s the deepest in North America at 1,932 feet.

The road to the North entrance of Crater Lake National Park follows 40 miles of  Wild & Scenic North Umpqa River.  As you enter the park you travel through the Pumice Desert toward the beautiful, brilliant, pure, clear-blue water of Crater Lake.

  • Seasonal availability (some roads close depending on snowfall)

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National Geographic