Mammals, birds, and insects make up the largest portion of animals living throughout the park but there also amphibians, reptiles, and fish.
Over 700 species of native plants thrive, in spite of a short growing season and the challenge to survive in volcanic soils.
About 16 wildland wildfires occur each year at Crater Lake National Park. Most are ignited by lightening but at least 2 are human caused.
There is more to Crater Lake than its deep blue color. What lives there? How did it form? Where is the Old Man?
Last updated: September 18, 2021
Crater Lake National Park
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