...More of Earth's natural beauty ♥... great new National Park to ad to my collection...snow-trimmed Crater Lake reflects Wizard Island with the most amazing shades of blue....Thanks Beckie!!
Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon. Established in 1902, this National Park is the fifth oldest national park in the US and the only national park in Oregon. The park includes the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests. The crater lake is 1943 feet deep about 592 meters, it is the deepest point which makes it is the deepest lake in the USA and 7th deepest lake in the world.
Wizard Island is the well-known cinder cone that rises out of the waters on the west side of Crater Lake. It was formed long after the original eruption of the former Mount Mazama.
If the volcano has been dormant for a long time, the water can be extremely clear because no river or streams flow into with sediment deposits.