Crater Lake

View of Crater Lake

So on my drive to way up North from California.  One of the places I have always wanted to see it Crater Lake.  I finally got the chance to be able to see it.  So I came into the park from the South Entrance.  My first stop was at Annie Falls.  Now I have to say this is not somewhere I would recommend.  There were other people there.  But like I said we knew there was a waterfall there somewhere but it wasn’t easy to find.  I mean We never found it.  We could hear it but it wasn’t easy to get to or we didn’t go the right way.  So I got back into the car and it was time to head to Crater Lake.

So one of the things I learned about Crater Lake is that it is the deepest lake in the United States with a depth of 1,949 ft. Crater Lake is fed solely by falling rain and snow, with no inflow or outflow at the surface, and hence is one of the clearest lakes in the world.  The day that I was there wasn’t the clearest of days.  But it was still so beautiful to be there and to be able to walk around and drive down the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.


  1. Depending on the month.  Please check road conditions here.
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Crater Lake South Entrance


So looking out at Crater Lake there is an island which is called Wizard Island.  I know I was thinking It would be so awesome to be able to spend a day on that island.  Just one overnight day with my tent.  It would totally be so relaxing.  Who is with me, ok maybe not during the snowing time.

View of Crater Lake


So driving on Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, Oregon 97604 and I stopped off at Merriam Point.  This was just a great place to get out and take a walk.  The view off the point is just great.  Below you will be able to see a 360 picture and be able to look all around.

View of Crater Lake

View of Crater Lake

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