Crater Lake National Park

Destination

Crater Lake National Park Holidays

America's deepest lake

Marvel at this stunning, deep, dark blue lake that was created over 7,700 years ago when a volcano collapsed. Crater Lake, in Southern Oregon is America's deepest lake; fed by rain and snow and an outdoor lover’s paradise. Hike trails in the national park all year round, switching out for snowshoes in winter or drive the 33 mile Rim Drive stopping at various lookout points along the way. If you don’t fancy driving, hop aboard the Crater Lake Trolley for a two-hour guided tour that operates June through October.

Stay in Grants Pass, which is just under 2 hours’ drive away for easy access in the area but for a glimpse into an earlier era, check out the historic exhibits at Crater Lake Lodge for a spot of lunch overlooking the lake below or settle in front of the old river-rock fireplace with a cup of coffee in the afternoon after your walk in the beautiful surroundings of the national park. If you do stay overnight in the park, there are some incredible opportunities to view the starry night sky above, especially on moonless nights.

There is no surprise that Crater Lake National Park is one of Oregon’s Seven Wonders.

Destination Highlights
  • Drive around the lake along the 33 mile Rim Drive
  • Visit the Sinnott Overlook
  • Hit the slopes for skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities
  • Snowshoe with a Park Ranger