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Crater Lake

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake has snowstorms from September to mid-June, which helps explain how an old volcano crater became filled with water. It's the deepest lake in the U.S. -- or the Western Hemisphere, depending on how you measure it -- and arguably the bluest and cleanest as well. Also famous for the "Old Man of the Lake," a tree stump that's been bobbing in the ultra-pure water since at least 1896.

Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park

Rim Drive, Crater Lake National Park, OR
Crater Lake National Park. From downtown Klamath Falls drive north 23 miles on US Hwy 97. Turn left onto Hwy 62/W. Crater Lake Hwy and drive 30 miles. Turn right onto Munson Valley Rd and drive seven miles to Rim Drive, which winds around Crater Lake.
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