Crater Lake was formed when Mount Mazama erupted and collapsed 7,700 years ago, leaving a deep basin. As the volcano continued to erupt, it sealed the floor of the basin so water could then fill to form the lake. Wizard Island is a cinder cone that was formed during the eruption. The deepest point in the lake is 1,943 feet.
After we visited the park, we stopped in Chiloquin, Oregon to see Whitney’s aunt and uncle. It was so much fun to see their farmer’s market stand, learn about their amazing garden, and kayak the river.