Lodging Inside Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon's sole national treasure, boasts a landscape sculpted by volcanic fury. Following the cataclysmic eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama 7,700 years ago, a natural wonder emerged – Crater Lake. This awe-inspiring body of water holds the title of the deepest lake in the United States, plunging over 1,900 feet. But Crater Lake's claim to fame doesn't stop there; its waters are some of the clearest and freshest on Earth.

Crater Lake National Park offers a kaleidoscope of activities throughout the year. Summer beckons with opportunities for fishing, swimming in the lake (though be prepared for chilly waters!), and exploring a network of scenic trails. Hike to Cleetwood Cove or Lightning Spring and soak in the park's beauty. For more challenging endeavors, conquer the Garfield Peak trail for breathtaking eastern views of the lake, or summit Mount Scott and be rewarded with a panoramic vista of Crater Lake in all its glory.

Beyond the lake, the park unveils further evidence of its volcanic past. The Pumice Desert, a stark yet fascinating landscape devoid of vegetation, stands as a testament to Mount Mazama's eruption. Here, towering Pinnacles – spires and points formed by falling pumice and ash – create an otherworldly scene.

Crater Lake National Park isn't just about stunning scenery; it also harbors a touch of mystery. Keep an eye out for the park's resident legend, "Old Man of the Lake," a lone tree stump bobbing in the lake for over a century.

With a variety of lodging options available, Crater Lake National Park caters to visitors seeking to maximize their experience. From its world-renowned deep blue lake to its diverse landscapes and intriguing lore, Crater Lake National Park is a must-visit for anyone seeking an unforgettable adventure in Oregon.

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Crater Lake Lodge

Location: Inside of Park
Starting Rate: $245.94

Steeped in history and rustic charm, Crater Lake Lodge offers an unforgettable experience. Originally built in 1915 on the caldera rim overlooking the majestic lake, the lodge was meticulously renovated in 1995. Savor delicious meals at the restaurant, featuring a grand stone fireplace and breathtaking lake views. Commemorate your visit with a special gift from the lodge's gift shop, and delve into the fascinating history of Crater Lake at the on-site Exhibit Room.

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Lodging in Crater Lake's Gateway Communities


Location: North of Park
Starting Rate: $113.00

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Location: South of Park
Starting Rate: $279.00

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Location: South of Park
Starting Rate: $185.00

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Location: West of Park
Starting Rate: $225.00

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Location: South of Park
Starting Rate: $89.17

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