Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States, formed 7,000 years ago by the eruption of a volcano. The explosions from the eruption were of such magnitude that the volcano, Mount Mazama, collapsed in on itself leaving behind the massive caldera that now forms Crater Lake. At it’s deepest point the lake is 1,943 feet, and on average is 1,148 feet deep. The caldera that forms the lake and surrounding mountain walls is nearly perfectly symmetrical and over 4,000 feet deep. Craterlake-panorama [Read more…]