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)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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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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For details, write to Crater Lake National Park, Box 7, Crater Lake 97604, or call (503) 594-2211.
Forest Service plans to log and thin outside Crater Lake National Park in an area that the groups want to see protected as wilderness.
on Saturday, August 20, 2011, U-Haul will unveil the Oregon SuperGraphic as its "Venture Across America" Campaign visits Crater Lake National Park in Crater Lake, Oregon.
KLAMATH FALLS - Crater Lake National Park visitors are likely to start seeing the effects of a tight federal budget in 2014, Superintendent Craig Ackerman said.
During the past 21 years, I spent my summers living in Crater Lake National Park.
The company also operates the exclusive Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park as well as upscale, world-renowned lodges such as El Tovar, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park and Crater Lake Lodge in Crater Lake National Park.
The national park itself might be barricaded because of the federal government shutdown, but the most accurate map to date of Crater Lake National Park came out this month, so hikers, bikers and geology enthusiasts can at least start planning their next trip.
The Central Cascades, as designated by the National Geographic Society, stretches from Mount Rainier National Park in Washington to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and is loosely bounded by Highway 97 to the east and Interstate 5 to the west.
At Crater Lake National Park, nearly 300 employees and concessionaires are being laid off, according to an Associated Press report.
The "Central Cascades" area designated for the map stretches from Mount Rainier National Park to Crater Lake National Park, including communities plus private and public lands in both states.
Under the leadership of Jonathan Jarvis, the federal agency's director who worked at Oregon's Crater Lake National Park early in his career, the park system has done its best to meet rising needs on chronically crimped budgets.
Ted Kulongoski's office, Crater Lake National Park, and Southern Oregon tourism organizations, is planning a quarter-themed promotion to encourage travelers to celebrate and explore Oregon, and to raise funds for the Crater Lake National Park Trust.