You’ll Never Forgive Yourself If You Don’t Visit This Stunning Scenic Overlook

Formed about 7,700 years ago following the collapse of Mount Mazama, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in America and is thought to be the purest body of water in the world as well. The vibrant blue caldera is fed entirely by rain and snowfall. The highest road access overlook is Cloudcap, which provides a western view across the lake. Here’s why you simply must see for yourself this stunning scenic view:

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You can plan your visit to Crater Lake National Park and secure accommodations or camping spots. The nearest airport to the park is in Klamath Falls, located about 63 miles from park headquarters.

This YouTube video of Cloudcap Overlook by Andrea Barlow shows another spectacular viewpoint of this breathaking mountain and lake view in Oregon.


Have you ever visited Crater Lake and the spectacular Cloudcap Overlook? Any insights to share with others planning to visit this incredible caldera? We’d love to see any photos or details! For related content, here are 11 extraordinary camping spots in Oregon.