Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

I periodically go through my files of pictures I have taken over the years to surface anything I have missed or if something grabs my attention now that didn’t at the time I took it. In that process I re-discovered a number of captures from a trip to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon we took in 2020. The attached photos had been surfaced by me and I had started to crop the original shots, but didn’t finish the process. With all of the trips we have taken between Southern California and the Seattle area over the years, most were flights due to time constraints. Having said that we would do road trips periodically up and down the west coast to see new sites, etc. At that time we were not comfortable flying due to Covid and realized we hadn’t visited Crater Lake National Park, so made that a stop along with some other points in eastern Oregon. For overall information on this National Park click: here!

Crater Lake is a collapsed volcano that has filled with water. Known for its deep blue waters, it is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the top ten in depth across the world.

The first capture gives you a feel for the beauty of the lake with what is called Wizard Island in the background.

Crater Lake National Park

This next shot is from the other side of the lake from the first shot by Wizard Island. It gives you a closer look at the island and also shows you just how large the lake filled crater is.

Wizard Island In Crater Lake

The third and fourth captures depict a different structure in the lake called Phantom Ship due to the shape of the small island. I like both the horizontal shot and the vertical one…same subject just different framing.

Phantom Ship of Crater Lake

Horizontal above and vertical below:

Crater Lakes Phantom Ship


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20 thoughts on “Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I was surprised how large it is also. All of the times I have flown over it and saw it from that altitude I should of realized just how large it is. Thanks for stopping by!!

  1. Diane Henders

    Wow, what spectacular photos! I particularly like the vertically-oriented picture of the Phantom Ship – it really gives perspective to the height of the viewpoint and the depth of the lake. πŸ™‚

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Gill!! These are some of the best shots I captured that day….it is a beautiful setting and kind of hard to wrap your head around the violence of the volcano that led to the collapse and the the lake.

  2. D. Wallace Peach

    Wow. Your photos are stunning, Kirt. Now I feel like I have to go back. When I was there, the smoke was so thick we could barely see the other side of the lake, and the blue wasn’t nearly that brilliant beneath the smog. Loved your photos!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      We hit it between wildfires that year and the air was clear. It truly takes your breath away by the shear size and beauty of it!! Thanks for stopping by! Welcome back!!


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