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Crater Lake, with an average depth of 1500 feet, is the deepest lake in the United States, and the seventh deepest in the world.

The depth and clarity of the water give the lake a surreal blue color, even on the partly cloudy day this photograph was taken.

The lake was formed about 7000 years ago when Mount Mazama erupted and subsequently collapsed to form a huge 6 mile wide caldera.

Wizard Island is a cinder cone which rises 760 feet above the lake's surface.

Crater Lake is set in the heart of the beautiful 249 square mile Crater Lake National Park. The park offers camping, a historic lodge, many miles of hiking trails, cross country skiing, and an amazing scenic drive around the rim of the crater.

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