Crater Lake National Park established in Oregon
May 22, 2025
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of May, repeating indefinitely
On May 22, 1902, Crater Lake National Park was established in Oregon. Aside from being jaw-droppingly beautiful, the lake is the deepest in the United States, reaching depths of 1,943 (the ninth deepest in the world).
Did you know? Crater Lake was formed by the eruption and collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama 7,700 years ago. 🌋🌋🌋 The oral history of the Klamath tribe recounts the eruption and is an important piece in the lake’s history. Native Americans of the area revered the lake for thousands of years and it is seen as a sacred location.
The lake has no inlets or other water sources – all of its water comes directly from rain and snowmelt. ❄️💦❄️💦
Wizard Island, Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Angelus Commercial Studio, c. 1930-1945