At 1,943 feet (592 meters), it is the deepest lake in the United States and the 7th in the world.
From the history books, it says Crater Lake was formed over 7,700 years ago when the volcano on Mount Mazama erupted and then collapsed. This area receives heavy snow annually and the melting of the snow fills the lake.
The drive around the rim is a 33 mile loop so you can get a view of the lake and its geology from different angles.
Since we brought our dog with us, we could not stay here and had to lodge at a more modest location.