1. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Formed by a volcano that collapsed over 7,000 years ago, Crater Lake is almost 1,950 feet deep at its deepest point! You’ll see the lake for the first time from the caldera rim. As you stare into the stunningly blue waters, you’ll understand why this lake is world renowned as a scenic wonder.
2. Your kids can become Junior Rangers. Sign your kids up on day one and help them complete various park-themed activities throughout your vacation. At the end, they’ll be “sworn in” and become official Junior Rangers!
3. Hiking, biking, and rafting, oh my! Oregon’s natural beauty will be that much more enjoyable when you and your family are hiking around Crater Lake National Park, keeping an eye out for interesting flora and fauna, biking the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, in the shade of verdant old forests, or rafting down the Rogue River, experiencing mellow class I rapids to exciting (but safe) class IV rapids.
4. The Food. Oregon is a foodie’s paradise (and a wine or beer lover’s paradise as well!) Delicious melt-in-your-mouth blue cheese from a local creamery, local game hen roasted with truffles, or fresh-caught pacific grouper. Add a glass of local Pinot Gris, or a pint of IPA from the closest microbrewery, and you’ve found the perfect way to unwind after a great day!
5. Crater Lake National Park is in our Top 15 National Parks in the United States! Check out the 15 Best National Parks to Visit in the U.S.