The ultimate floating lake!
At one time this lake was actually a volcano. It erupted and collapsed into itself creating a caldera that eventually filled with rainwater and melted snow. The lake is now five miles wide and surrounded by cliffs almost 2,000 feet high. The lake is 1,943 feet deep and it’s the deepest lake in the US, and one of the deepest in the world.
One of the most amazing things about this lake is the color! I have never seen anything so blue! And it was also interesting to see a lake so contained by cliffs… no houses, no shops, no docks, no anything. Just a lake!
There isn’t even a way to hike down to the lake. Most of the area hikes are just around the rim. There is one boat, from the national park resort, that tours the lake several times a day. It seemed funny to see a tiny little boat tooling around on that great big lake.