• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Smoke from wildfires outside the park can obscure the view of Crater Lake during the summer months.

This split image shows how smoke from wildfires originating hundreds of miles from Crater Lake can obscure the view of Wizard Island and the lake.


Learn about smoke at Crater Lake.

The Old Man

The 'Old Man' of Crater Lake.


The 'Old Man' is a mountain hemlock that has been floating in Crater Lake for over one-hundred years.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Wizard Island is a cinder cone that erupted after Crater Lake began to fill with water. It is one of two islands in Crater Lake. Do you know the name of the other island?