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Crater Lake

History

Crater Lake – Deepest Lake in North America

President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a national park on May 22, 1902, the fifth oldest national park.

Crater Lake, at the northern end of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway – All American Road was formed when Mount Mazama imploded, leaving a huge hole called a caldera which eventually filled with water to create the lake. With a depth of 1943′, it’s north America’s deepest and clearest lake – the intense blue will astound you! Visibility at times can be 140 feet!
Known only to local Native Americans who revered it, the lake was originally named “Deep Blue Lake”. In June 1853, prospectors hunting for gold led by John Wesley Hillman stumbled upon Crater Lake. President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a national park May 22, 1902, making it the fifth oldest national park.

Read more about the history of Crater Lake National Park here.

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Attractions and Activities

Services

Mazama Village Camper Store

Mazama Village Camper Store – Open daily, 10:00 am – 5 pm late May to late September (7:00 am – 9:00 pm in July & August). Closed October to May. Gasoline available mid May to mid October.

Annie Creek Restaurant & Gift Shop

Annie Creek Restaurant & Gift Shop
The Annie Creek Restaurant, open from early-June through mid-September is located in Mazama Village, seven miles from the rim of Crater Lake. Seating is available for 100 guests. The restaurant features a melting pot of American cuisine with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and soup and salad buffets. Beer and wine is also available.

Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room

Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room 
Crater Lake’s premier fine dining establishment. Features Northwest cuisine made with choice Oregon-grown ingredients. Sample the best of what Oregon has to offer, from the freshest, locally-grown mushrooms and berries to Rogue Valley cheeses and wines.
The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seating available for 75. Reservations are required for dinner. If you would like to make a reservation, please dial 541-594-2255 x 3217 and follow the prompts. You may also contact reservations at 1-888-774-CRATER (2728) for any further questions.

The Rim Village Cafe

The Rim Village Café features “Grab and Go” items including hot soups, sandwiches, salads and snacks. This 1,500-square-foot café has a seating capacity of 36 inside and 48 on the adjoining patio. The 2,200-square-foot retail area features a hiking theme with aisles resembling a hiking trail that weaves its way through the shop. The trail is made of various tiles including some that look like local rock. A snow tunnel through the basement of the building to the parking lot makes an easy access for winter visitors. The building is located just north of the Crater Lake Lodge.
For more historical and cultural information, visit the History and Culture page of the Crater Lake site. Please enjoy this six minute YouTube video by Daniel Wiese, depicting the history of Crater Lake.
Click here for a link to a map of Crater Lake National Park.

For more historical and cultural information, visit the History and Culture page of the Crater Lake site.

Click here for a link to a map of Crater Lake National Park.

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