Crater Lake National Park

From Portland we drove south to Crater Lake National Park. Neither of us had ever heard of this until my mum suggested we visit (thanks Mum!) Crater Lake is incredible. A looooong time ago it was a volcano, which then erupted and left behind a crater.

Team Olson at Crater Lake

The crater doesn’t have any rivers feeding it or going out of it, so it is totally filled by rain water and snow melt. It is one of the deepest lakes in the world. We spent a night camping near it, and were amazed when on the way to the campground we found snow!

Playing in the snow by the road


So odd…snow in the heat


We walked around the rim to the point where the first European explorers found the lake. It was really beautiful to walk along the rim and to see the two islands in the middle of the lake.


View into the crater


View of one of the islands

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    Yay, snow!

    Amazing views – it looks a bit like Taupo, only more volcanic-y. (That’s a word now!)


  2. Lachlan says:

    Looks amazing. I was just finding out more – apparently it’s 1,943 feet deep (592 metres) and tenth deepest in the world. New Zealand’s Lake Hauroko is 1,516 feet deep (462 meters) and 23rd deepest in the world.


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