Crater Lake National Park
Location: Oregon, United States
Features: walking, cycling, hiking, fishing, ranger talks, camping
About the Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park is an American national park located in southern Oregon. It is the fifth-oldest national park in the United States and the only national park in Oregon. The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of Mount Mazama, a destroyed volcano, and the surrounding hills and forests.
Trails in the Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park is open year-round, However, open entrances and trails differ throughout the year, especially during the long harsh winters. Experience the breathtaking views of the lake while walking or driving around the lake, when visiting during Spring and summer.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Best time to visit
Crater Lake is open all year, but you may find yourself snowed in when visiting in the winter season, Snow is likely for many months throughout winter, but rest assured the sites are just as stunning when covered in snow. The summer season is easily the most popular for the park, when the weather is pleasant and sunny.
2) Enjoy great wildlife viewing
With many different animals, Crater Lake is home to plenty of wildlife. Squirrels, Deer and birds are most common, but visitors exploring the forests and trails might encounter bobcats and elk. If you are lucky enough to see these amazing creatures, always remain a safe distance away and never feed wildlife.
I’d never visit Crate Lake without my binoculars.
3) Stunning views
The cozy glow of the sunrise fills Crater Lake in the early mornings with colors reflecting off the water and snow. Sunsets in the park are just as breathtaking. At night, Crater Lake’s skies turn into some of the darkest in America. On clear, moonless nights, stars capes light up the park, and visitors can see planets and the arms of the Milky Way.