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.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake , OR 97604


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