Crater Lake National Park


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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)
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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

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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However, Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Gartersnakes) are not uncommon in Crater Lake National Park and are often found on the lakeshore (elevation approximately [greater than or equal to] 1900 m) as well as in other areas of the park (Farner and Kezer 1953).
She spent her childhood in the Pacific Northwest, and made her first trip to Crater Lake National Park before she could walk.
Although there is no time limit on the blanket offer, Executive Director of the Crater Lake National Park Trust Sandra Claypool adds that online orders must be placed by December 8th if they are to arrive by Christmas.
Although the objectives of the park's hydrothermal study were unrelated to the exploratory drilling," explains Mark Buktenica, an aquatic biologist at Crater Lake National Park, "the timing provided the political impetus to fund the research.
Center of an old growth forest, Crater Lake National Park is the crown jewel of the byway.
Despite the fire, Crater Lake National Park and all of its concessions were open and visitors were not at risk, officials said on Friday.
A lesser-used "back door" to Crater Lake National Park some 80 miles east, the winding, two-lane road provides access not only to the best fishing along the river, but also to riverside campgrounds, put-ins for river-rafting trips, and trailheads to thundering waterfalls and some challenging mountain biking.
Crater Lake National Park in Oregon has an interesting twist on a typical composite volcano.
Xanterra operates concessions in the following locations: Yellowstone National Park, the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Everglades National Park, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and at resorts in Napa, Calif.
For instance, the pass allows free entry to Crater Lake National Park for noncommercial vehicles carrying not more than four adults, saving the $15 entry fee to Oregon's only national park.
The allure of Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon is as simple and as complex as the color blue.
Mushroom poaching is a problem at a number of parks in the region, but one has been harder hit than Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, prime matsutake habitat.