Crater Lake

A gem of a national park in the southern Oregon Cascades with sunken volcano that offers hiking, boating, photography, and camping.

about crater lake

In the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon, this national park is known for its namesake Crater Lake that was formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama. Wizard Island is a cinder cone near the western edge of the lake, and the Rim Drive, a road surrounding the lake, offers views of the park’s volcanic formations. The park’s numerous trails include Sun Notch, with views of the Phantom Ship, a small island.

  • 7,000 ft
  • Land Manager: Crater Lake National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Trails Illustrated Crater Lake National Park
  • Red Marker
    42.911879, -122.148008
    42.9118791603 -122.148008405
  • Red Marker
    42.980523, -122.072182
    42.9805228069 -122.072181702

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Crater Lake

Photography Trip
Segment 3 of a multi-day photography road trip.
Tue, Jun 26, 2018 - Wed, Jun 27, 2018
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration closes Jun 22
Seattle Branch
Trip Reports

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  • Discovery Point Trail
  • Garfield Peak Trail
  • Sun Notch Trail
  • Dutton Creek Trail
  • Lady of the Woods Trail

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