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Formed after the volcanic eruption of Mount Mazama over 7,000 years ago, Crater Lake lies within its collapsed caldera. The seventh deepest lake in the world, it is known for its incredible clear blue water. Explore the fascinating geology by taking Rim Drive or hike through old growth forest or wildflower meadows.

Head east on OR-62 for 14 miles, then turn onto Crater Lake Highway for another 15 miles until you reach Rim Road. Rim Road is a 33-mile road that goes around the lake.

Access to the Rim has an admission fee and the America the Beautiful Annual Pass is accepted here.


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