Crater Lake National Park, located near Ashland, Oregon can leave a person speechless at their first sight of it.
Sightseeing takes on a whole new meaning when everywhere you look you see another wonder of nature. Whether summer or winter, Crater Lake is open and offers a variety of things to do in the great outdoors.
The best chance to get a really good look around is by taking the Volcano Boat tour. When viewed from a seat on that deep blue water, the surroundings peaks take on an almost ethereal look. Crater Lake is one of those places that once you've visited, you'll never forget. Not everyone is content with just a beautiful view though. For those who came for the outdoors, there is fishing, swimming, or hiking to name a few. If shopping is more your pace, you can browse through the shops in Crater, which is a treat in itself.
This serene and beautiful place wasn't always so peaceful. The volcanic activity that resulted in the creation of Crater Lake occurred about 7,000 years ago. When the violence of nature had subsided, rain and snow did its job and a new lake was born. Don't stress on not having the time to cover all the options because you wouldn't be the first person to visit again every chance they get!