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About Crater Lake, Portland
Crater Lake (Klamath: giiwas) is a caldera lake in the western United States, located in south-central Oregon. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot (655 m)-deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 (± 150) years agoby the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. There are no rivers flowing into or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years. With a depth of 1,949 feet (594 m), the lake is the deepest in the United States. In the world, it ranks tenth for maximum depth, and third for mean (average) depth. Crater Lake is also known for the "Old Man of the Lake", a full-sized tree which is now a stump that has been bobbing vertically in the lake for over a century. The low temperature of the water has slowed the decomposition of the wood, hence the longevity of the bobbing tree. Two islands are in Crater Lake: Wizard Island, formed from a cinder cone that erupted after Crater Lake began to fill with water, and the smaller Phantom Ship, which has seven trees living on it. There are also colonies of violet-green swallows and several varieties of wildflowers and lichens living there. While having no indigenous fish population, the lake was stocked from 1888 to 1941 with a variety of fish. Several species have formed self-sustaining populations.Since 2002, one of the state's regular-issue license plate designs has featured Crater Lake.The commemorative Oregon State Quarter, which was released by the United States Mint in 2005, features an image of Crater Lake on its reverse.Wikipedia
Overview of Crater Lake
Crater Lake is a place in Portland in the country of United States. Crater Lake is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Portland.
Abounding of places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park, Lan Su Chinese Garden and Portland Japanese Garden, city name has great things to do in Portland that are totally worth your time.
Most of the Portland tours skip a visit to this place, but you can create your customized plan if you wish to visit Crater Lake.
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Beautiful breath taking views. Just a couple words of caution though. To those who are allergic to bee stings, the bees are still out even at high altitude at Crater Lake. I'm not allergic but I did get tagged at least 5 times while hiking around the peaks that surround Crater Lake today . Also at this time there is at least 1 foot of snow on the narrow hiking paths to exercise extreme caution while hiking the perimeter.
Most stunning place I've ever seen. Although if you don't like crowds of tourists/people, you probably won't enjoy the lake very much. Gets pretty crowded during summer months and there's even traffic inside the park.
Though beautiful, it is crowded. The paths are small and only go in one line. The view is way better at the top. If you follow the trail down you will find a popular place for casual swimming, as well as overprices boat tours. Best to go early and bring a few bottels of water.
We did the spectacular Crater Lake in the summer. Stayed in Klamath Falls which is a nice town not far from the lake and hiked and drove around the rim and got some spectacular visuals of the deep blue lake in the crater. Then we hiked down to the water (It is a long winding but well laid trail. It takes a while to get down), and swam in the cold but refreshing water. It got deeper and deeper blue the farther we swam. There were folks diving and jumping from a nearby cliff. Great place - plan for half a day at least
Even though there is one trail open in May, the gorgeous snow gave an extra layer to the Crater Lake, which is just like you have another color for oil painting. Walking on snow with snow shoes is a must have experience. Also there will be thousands of stars in the sky at night, so don't miss that.
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