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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Notes on the amphibians and reptiles of Crater Lake National Park. American Midland Naturalist 50:448-462.
Executive Director, Crater Lake National Park Trust
It's also a source for information about North Umpqua recreation options, including Diamond Lake (which has a convention center) and Crater Lake National Park.
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.
The North Entrance Road at Crater Lake National Park is open following major road construction to improve Rim Drive.
From Klamath Falls, it was on to Crater Lake National Park via U.S.
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.
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK - Crater Lake National Park will waive its entrance fees for several days to celebrate the National Park Service's centennial.
The National Park Service backed down this spring from plans for a major new tourist development at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.
For details, write to Crater Lake National Park, Box 7, Crater Lake 97604, or call (503) 594-2211.
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK - A wildfire that's been burning at Crater Lake National Park for nearly two weeks was 100 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
The appropriations bill prohibits the Park Service from using any funds to construct a massive hotel complex at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, which NPCA holds is excessive and damaging.