As one of Oregon’s seven natural wonders, Crater Lake is truly a sight to behold. The largest lake in the U.S. shimmers with the deepest of blues, surrounded by 2,000-foot-high walls of sheer cliffs in what was once a violently volcanic spot. Today, Crater Lake offers some of Oregon’s best hiking, skiing and water sports, as well as unmatched photo ops from the crater’s rim.

Take a look for yourself with this photo tour.


(Main image: Christian Heeb/Travel Oregon)

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Marissa WillmanMarissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.

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