Facts and Figures

  • Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States

  • It is the second deepest lake in the Western Hemisphere

  • It is the seventh deepest lake in the world

  • Maximum lake depth: 1,943 feet (592 meters)

  • Average lake depth: 1,148 feet (350 meters)

  • Maximum lake width: 6.02 miles (9.69 km)

  • Lake surface elevation: 6,173 feet (1,881 meters)

  • Wizard Island elevation: 6,940 feet (2,115 meters)

  • Wizard Island height above water: 764 feet (233 meters)

  • Hillman Peak, highest point on rim: 8,151 feet (2,484 meters)

  • Mount Scott, highest point in park: 8,929 feet (2,722 meters)

  • Union Peak: 7,709 feet (2,350 meters)

  • Rim Village elevation: 7,100 feet (2,164 meters)

  • Precipitation, yearly average: 66 inches (168 cm)

  • Snowfall, yearly average: 44 feet (13.4 meters)

  • Maximum snow depth at Park Headquarters: 21 feet (6.4 meters)

  • Volume of water within the Lake: 5 trillion gallons (19 trillion liters)
  • Park Size: 183224 acres (74,148 hectares)

  • USGS Volcano Number 1202-16-

  • Location: latitude 42.93°N (42°56'0"N), longitude 122.12°W (122°7'0"W)

  • A 30-foot long hemlock log called the "Old Man of the Lake" has been floating upright in the lake for over 100 years

  • The Park includes the headwaters for both the Klamath and the Rogue rivers.

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Crater Lake National Park Trust
PO Box 62
Crater Lake, OR 97604

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