Crater Lake

Fort Klamath, Oregon

United States of America





Crater Lake es el más profundo en los EE.UU., así que a menos que su bala de cañón es tan enfermo que puede hundir 2000 pies, no te preocupes por golpear fondo de roca. A pesar de que las temperaturas son frías y el Servicio de Parques Nacionales frunce el ceño al caer libremente aquí, estamos bastante seguros de que no van a venir tras usted.


Desde las Cataratas de Klamath - Ruta 97 hacia el norte hasta la Ruta 62 hacia el norte y oeste hacia la entrada sur del parque.


Crater Lake (Klamath: giiwas) is a crater lake in south-central Oregon in the western United States. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot (655 m)-deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 (± 150) years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. There are no rivers flowing into or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years. With a depth of 1,949 feet (594 m), the lake is the deepest in the United States. In the world, it ranks ninth for maximum depth, and third for mean (average) depth.

Crater Lake features two small islands. Wizard Island, located near the western shore of the lake, is a cinder cone approximately 316 acres (128 ha) in size. Phantom Ship, a natural rock pillar, is located near the southern shore.

Since 2002, one of the state's regular-issue license plate designs has featured Crater Lake and a one-time plate surcharge is used to support the operation of Crater Lake National Park. The commemorative Oregon State Quarter, which was released by the United States Mint in 2005, features an image of Crater Lake on its reverse.

The lake and surrounding park areas offer many recreational activities including hiking, biking, snowshoeing, fishing, and cross-country skiing are available, and during the summer, campgrounds and lodges at Crater Lake are open to visitors.

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