Crater Lake.

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

Address:
Rim Drive, Crater Lake National Park, OR
Directions:
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.
Admission:
$25 per vehicle
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