Road trips are always exciting. My last road trip around west coast of USA started from San Fransisco with Mendocino as last stop in California and then first stop as Crater Lake in Oregon. Famous for gorgeous deep blue water as well as clarity of the same, Crater lake has been consistently ranked as top tourist attraction. Driving atop the rim road and looking at this mind blowing, natural beauty, you will know how wonderful the world can be.
Formed around 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a tall peak, Crater lake is unique in many ways. With no river flowing into it or out of it, the lake is fed by rain and snow. Considered as deepest lake in the United States and one of the most purest in the world, Crater Lake is a heaven for photographers, hikers, bikers, travelers and almost every type of visitor.
Poetically known as "Deep Blue Waters on sleeping Volcano", Crater Lake has two islands in it. These two islands further have distinctly different natures. Wizard Island is a cinder cone, roughly 316 acres (128 ha) in area. Phantom Ship, meanwhile, is a naturally formed pillar of rock. During summer, boat ride to the Wizard Island is a main attraction for every visitor. Unfortunately, I missed the boat ride as due to COVID situation it was discontinued. But hey, that blue + brown combination in every picture does not compensate it?
Sitting there while staring the beautiful water was so serene...
Do you think it will be worth visiting? Well, I would say, by all means.