Crater Lake National Park (OR) : A Bucket List Trip

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
I am one of those people who loves National Parks.  That is why I've always wanted to see this magnificent lake in Oregon and we finally made it. Picture perfect lake. No doubt about it. You'll be amazed when you see this lake. It's a long drive in the wilderness no matter where you'll come from.

The drive here was scenic and when you get to the lake you'll forget the long drive that you just did.  The lake was still a few miles after the National Park sign there's a ($15/car) entrance fee  to  enter the park .

Crater Lake is nothing short of spectacular.  As we approached the rim, the beauty of the lake literally took my breath away. I gasped because it was as they say, picture perfect. The water was so blue and the surrounding mountains were reflecting off making it all more magical. In late May the ground still has snow and the mountains were snow capped -- it added to the beauty of the lake.

If you love photography, this is definitely the place to go.
Bluer than the bluest blue 😍


I've seen other lakes formed by a volcano eruption but this was the most beautiful. There's so many ways to enjoy Crater Lake. You can walk, hike, boat, drive, tour, bike, camp and watch a video. No matter which activity you choose, you'll be happy as there was really no bad angle to this world wonder. Being the deepest lake in the US and 7th in the whole wide world. The water was the deepest blue and crystal clear over 100 some feet. It's definitely a bucket list item. And don't forget to take note of the Wizard Island which was formed in the later eruption.




Visiting Crater Lake N.P. was just another reminder of how vast this country is, how different the landscape can be, and how absolutely breathtaking nature is.


To think this was a dormant volcano preserved in time just makes me appreciate what Mother Earth has created for us.


12 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, I would definitely like to head here and take photos. We went to Philpott Dam a few weeks ago, and it is somewhere else that I recommend for anyone wanting to take impressive photos. This looks like a place for the bucket list for sure!

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  2. I love national and state parks too. I find that they are usually the best when it comes to meeting my expectations. That's a beautiful place, and you took some awesome photos!

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  3. Looks amazing. We are trying to visit more state parks now that the kids are older. I will be adding Crater Lake to our list for sure. Looks so beautiful. We are lucky to have so many national parks near us

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  4. I had never heard about this place but I am adding it to my bucket list. It looks beautiful and a great place for an all adults trip. I can picture myself in a cabin near the lake with some fireplace and hot chocolate. Dreamy.

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  5. I've seen this place on Ariel America. It looks amazing! I just love that little island in the middle of the lake. If we ever make it to Oregon this is a place I'd love to visit.

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  6. That looks like a great place to see in person. I have always wanted to go to Oregon! It looks and sounds like such a great place. I have never been to that part of the country, the furthest west I have been is Colorado and that was recently. I need to up my travel game and check this place out!

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  7. I've never heard of this place before it's breathe taking. Your images are AMAZING! I too love National Parks and this is one place I would definitely add to my bucket list. I have always wanted to visit Oregon!

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  8. This is so beautiful! I recently went to yellow stone and it was an incredible experience. Outdoor travel is one of the most centering types of travel for me ;) Your photos are great!

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  9. My husband and I are huge fans of national parks too, although we've yet to visit Crater Lake. If we're ever lucky enough you can bet we'll want to see the dormant volcano (for him) and take a million pictures of scenery (for her). x

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  10. Wow, that view is absolutely majestic! I haven't been to this part of the world yet but for sure, there are tons of amazing national parks out there! I will surely keep this one in mind for the future.

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  11. Talk about breathtaking! What a wonderful place to visit and admire nature's beauty. I would love to see it in person.

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  12. WHOA! I have heard of Crater Lake but I have never actually seen photos - UNTIL NOW! What a stunning place!!!

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