Did you know that Crater Lake National Park has inspired people for thousands of years? It really is a beautiful place to visit in Oregon, which is perfect for anyone who LOVES the outdoors, and a little bit of history!
Crater Lake National Park is centered around an incredibly pure blue lake, surrounded by sheer cliffs which stand at almost 2000 feet high. There are two picturesque islands in the center, which were formed by a very violent volcanic past.
It's a fantastic outdoor classroom!
There really is no "best" way to start your outdoor adventure in Crater Lake National Park. There are a number of trails, and activities that you can enjoy all year round.
In summer you can enjoy taking to the trails to experience some hiking, and try and spot the local wildlife. There are boat tours that can take you out onto the lake, and there are even trolley tours.
Ranger-guided programs are a great way for the family to learn about the history of the park, and how the formations were created over millions of years. You might learn you have a little geologist in the family! The water is beautiful, so of course there is swimming and fishing to be enjoyed.
There are even evening programs as well as camping - an amazing place in summer!
Don't let winter put you off, because there is plenty to do then too! There are ranger-led snowshoe hikes on the weekends, and even snowmobiling.
Crater Lake National Park is a stunning part of Oregon, and one that will give you endless activities for those active families! Don’t forget your camera!