Crater Lake & Crater Lake National Park

Adventures at Crater Lake and Union Creek Resort

Just 23 miles from Union Creek Resort, Crater Lake National Park, with its sparkling deep blue water offers breathtaking panoramic views to hikers, bikers, skiers, snowmobilers and motorists alike. Crater Lake recently celebrated 100 years of stewardship. On May 22, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the proclamation making Crater Lake National Park the nation’s sixth national park.


This high cascade range lake, recognized worldwide as a scenic wonder, is known for its intense blue color and spectacular views. Crater Lake is the seventh deepest lake in the world and the deepest lake in the United States at 1,932 feet. The incredible blue of the water comes from the fact that blue is the last color to be absorbed by deep water. In 2001, scientists determined that the water in Crater Lake is the purest water in the world.

Visitors to the park enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, such as, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, trail rides, skiing, snowmobiling and wildlife watching. During summer, visitors may navigate the Rim Drive around the lake or enjoy boat tours on the lake surface.

Crater Lake also offers diverse interpretive programs that enhances visitors’ knowledge and appreciation of this national park, 90% of which is managed as wilderness.

Our close proximity to this park makes Union Creek Resort is a perfect location when you’re considering Crater Lake lodging.