My photos of Crater Lake National Park remind me of this year’s PTA Reflections Contest Theme, “The Magic of a Moment…” That’s because a moment was about all we had to spend at this beautiful lake.
We were driving home from the Oregon Coast with a three-year-old and a five-month-old, and were sorry that we neither had the time nor adventurous spirit (remember the ages of our children) to dig deeper into all Crater Lake National Park has to offer. We enjoyed a picnic overlooking the lake and were soon on our way.
Crater Lake is a dormant volcano filled with deep, blue water. Though the park is open year round, most roads and trails are clear of snow only from about July through October each year. During peak season, visitors can drive, bike or hike the Rim Road, hike down to Crater Lake, or take a boat tour.