Crater Lake National Park

Trinity Wageman

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Crater Lake is a National Park in the Cascade Mountains of Southern Oregon. The National park gets its name from a collapsed volcano that happened 7,700 years ago when a violent eruption triggered the collapse. Crater Lake is now the deepest lake in the U.S. The park is open year round 24 hours a day, but many of the roads are closed due to snow.  Crater Lake becomes one of the snowiest places in the U.S so Rim Drive and the North Entrance become ski trails and snowmobile trails. There is lodging there too for people who would want to stay a night or two. There are 71 rooms and it is $202 per night and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But The Rim Cafe is open year-round, and there is one grocery store with limited supplies.