Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
While you’re in Oregon, if you visit no other place; be sure to put Crater Lake National Park on your bucket list. The crater was formed out of a collapsed volcano in Mount Mazama. After the ash settled, spectacular, pristine blue waters emerged which are now listed among the world’s deepest lakes. The second largest lake in North America offers some of the most picturesque views of the lakes, peaks and California red firs. Wildflowers abound in late Spring. Activities include boat tours, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. A 33-mile drive around the rim of the crater is a show-stopper. Exploring ash formations and pillars, and trailing along Garfield Peak, Discovery Point, The Watchman, and the Sun Notch is priceless.