Crater Lake National Park

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Crater Lake National Park,

183,224 acres (74,206 hectares), SW Oreg., in the Cascade Range; est. 1902. Crater Lake, 20 sq mi (52 sq km), lies in a huge pit that was created when the top of a prehistoric volcano was blown off by a violent eruption. The second deepest lake (1,932 ft/589 m) in North America, it is 6 mi (9.6 km) wide, lies 6,164 ft (1,879 m) above sea level, and is surrounded by cliffs that are from 500 to 2,000 ft (152–610 m) high. Having no inlet or outlet, the lake was formed by rain and snowfall, and its waters are maintained by precipitation. The lake was found in 1853 by prospectors, who called it Deep Blue Lake because of the intense blue of the water, and was renamed Crater Lake in 1869. A scenic highway follows the rim of the crater. Wizard Island, a cinder cone 776 ft (237 m) high, near the lake's western shore, was also formed by volcanic activity. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Crater Lake National Park

Address:PO Box 7
Crater Lake, OR 97604

Phone:541-594-3000
Fax:541-594-3010
Web: www.nps.gov/crla/
Size: 183,224 acres.
Established: Established on May 22, 1902.
Location:In southwestern Oregon, on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, 100 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. From Roseburg, take Route 138 east to the park's north entrance; from Bend, take Route 97 south to Route 138 west to the park's north entrance; from Medford, take Route 62 north and east to the park's west entrance; from Klamath Falls, take Route 97 north to route 62 north and west to the park's south entrance.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodge, motor inn, groceries, restaurant/snacks, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing, boat tours, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, auto touring, interpretive walks, evening programs.
Special Features:Crater Lake is well known for its deep blue color. It lies within the caldera of Mount Mazama, a volcano of the Cascade Range that erupted about 7,700 years ago. The mountain collapsed, forming a caldera. With a maximum depth of 1,932 feet, it is the deepest lake in the United States. The 33-mile Rim Drive (open from late June to mid-October) circles the caldera rim, providing scenic lake vistas.

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She spent her childhood in the Pacific Northwest, and made her first trip to Crater Lake National Park before she could walk.
org/holiday/crater, half of the purchase price will be donated to the Crater Lake National Park Trust to support their non-profit educational programs.
Last year, Crater Lake National Park and Travel Oregon collaborated to open Crater Lake's East Rim Drive to non-motorized traffic for the inaugural year," said Ackerman.
But at least it convinced the Department of Interior to apply a segment of Crater Lake National Park's annual operating budget toward long-term limnological monitoring.
In June, Crater Lake National Park, Travel Oregon and Cycle Oregon collaborated to open Crater Lake's East Rim Drive to non-motorized traffic for a first-time trial," said Ackerman.
A popular getaway for Oregonians, the North Umpqua boasts several public campgrounds along State 138 (call 800/452-5687), plus campgrounds at Diamond Lake (800/280-2267) near the entrance to Crater Lake National Park.
Crater Lake National Park in Oregon has an interesting twist on a typical composite volcano.
The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road, which encircles Crater Lake National Park, is just one of 29 drives in America that has earned the rare national rating of "All American Road.
Parts of Crater Lake National Park will be vehicle-free Saturday when the area observes its final nonmotorized traffic day of the season.
June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the season's early snowmelt, Crater Lake National Park Superintendent Craig Ackerman today announced an agreement with Travel Oregon and Cycle Oregon to open East Rim Drive circling Crater Lake to non-motorized traffic, providing a rare experience for visitors to enjoy the park on foot or on bike the weekend of June 22 and 23.
The allure of Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon is as simple and as complex as the color blue.
The National Park Service backed down this spring from plans for a major new tourist development at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.