Crater Lake National Park is just over an hour’s drive away from Medford. How deep is the lake? At more than a mile deep, it is the deepest lake in North America. With sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high, it tells a captivating story of a violent volcanic past that has inspired people for years. Like no other place on earth, it is sure to be a spectacular experience of a lifetime.
Crater Lake inspires awe. Native Americans witnessed it form 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a towering volcano. Scientists marvel at its purity: fed by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the United States and perhaps the most pristine on earth. Artists, photographers, and sightseers stand in wonder at its blue water and stunning setting. Visit and be amazed!
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Crater Lake Lodge sits right at the edge of the caldera overlooking the lake. Though originally opened in 1915, the lodge was renovated in 1995 and its 71 historic rooms maintain their rustic, northwestern charm.