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Things to do in Crater Lake National Park - Tourist Places in Crater Lake National Park
"It is over 6,100 feet elevation at the surface, so it is snowed in most of the year, although the National Park Service tries to keep the road to the South Rim open year round. If you go any time except summer, there will be massive snow drifts all around. The lake is an intense blue and at nearly..." 2,000 feet at its deepest point, it is the deepest fresh water lake in the US.
There is a road that runs the entire circumference, but it isn't always open. There is a fee to get in (hint, if you're a senior you can buy a $10 pass that gets you into all National Parks, good for life!). It was formed nearly 7,700 years ago when Mt Mazama had a violent eruption that formed the deep caldera, which eventually filled with water. It is a magical serene place to dwell on the wonders of nature.
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"What more could you want? Lost Creek Lake is vast and lovely. The camp sites are treed, large, and quiet. The restrooms are clean with good showers. Crater Lake is close and the scenic byway through the forest is beautiful. "