Favorite Photos: Crater Lake National Park

Posted By Allison on Aug 22, 2012

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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.


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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.


  1. I want to go here so bad!!!!! Crossing my fingers for next year!

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  2. Such pretty photos – it looks so clean & clear there!! Thanks for linking up with us this week – enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Beautiful photos! That first one looks like an advertisement!

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    • Thanks! That was one of the few times I used the panorama mode on that camera.

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  4. I did a report on Oregon when I was a kid. A few years later, my family did a road trip from LA to Portland. You can bet I made them take me to Crater Lake! What a great picnic spot!

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  5. We live 2 hours from Crater Lake. Every time we visit I feel as if I’m seeing something for the first time, it is truly spectacular!

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