Breathtaking. Majestic. Scenic wonder. These are just some of the words used to describe Crater Lake, Oregon’s only National Park, located just 59 miles from Running Y Ranch.
The majestic lake, formed as a result of the eruption of 12,000 foot Mount Mazama thousands of years ago, is known for its clear blue color, depth, steep sides, and the dramatic island that sits in its center, Wizard Island. Crater Lake National Park draws thousands of visitors from all over the world every year for recreation and admiration of the beauty of this incredible 249 square mile natural area.
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On your way to or from Crater Lake, be sure to take in the incredible views along the beautiful Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. Now through October is the best time experience this spectacular drive. Learn More