The Sapphire Lake Near Portland That’s Devastatingly Gorgeous

Mount Hood is a striking beauty, and while it is still well covered in snow, now is a great time to start planning your summer adventures there. This year consider taking the trek to Little Crater Lake’s beautiful sapphire water and enjoying the peaceful nature of the Mt Hood National Forest along the way.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

To see the amazing blue waters of Little Crater Lake yourself, take US 26 to Skyline Road 4 miles to the west and 1 mile north. Follow the signs for Little Crater Lake Campground, and unless you are camping, park in the day-use area.