Crater Lake National Park, Oregon,
Crater Lake National Park
Oregon of the United States
is blessed with a very beautiful
cauldron-like volcanic formation called the
Crater Lake. This 4,000-foot deep blue
caldera lake is the main attraction of
Crater Lake National Park. Its water is so
blue and so clear that you would think you
could actually swim in heaven. The mere
sight of it is truly heavenly captivating.
This nature’s blessing was
formed because of the collapse of Mount
Mazama around 5,677 BC. It was believed by
the early Native American Klamath tribe that
the volcano’s collapse and destruction was
caused by the battle of the gods- Skell, the
god of sky and Llao, god of underworld. The
lake that was formed thereafter was
considered as a very sacred spiritual site.
Vision quests or quests for spiritual
strength and powers were believed to be
fulfilled when one survives climbing the
walls of the miraculous caldera and
accomplishing dangerous tasks.
The sacred lake has since gone through time
under different names. John Wesley Hillman,
the first European American to have
reportedly seen the lake in 1853, named it
Deep Blue Lake in Oregon.
After that, it was renamed
to Blue Lake and then again renamed to Lake
Majesty before finally taking
the name it carries today,
the Crater Lake.