Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Camping With My Dog- Part III

Crater Lake- Southern Oregon

The last camping spot I would like to show you this summer is Crater Lake in Southern Oregon. Crater Lake is a caldera lake formed from the collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama. This place is absolutely jaw-dropping in beauty. AND if you have two-legged children, there is a multitude of "education stations" a long the way to educate young minds (and old!) about volcanoes.

As for four-legged children, you may bring Fido to Crater Lake on a leash. There are a few hiking trails around the area that allow dogs, but you cannot see Crater lake from these trails. There is also a really nice campground, Joseph H. Stewart State Park.  It has running water, showers, a playground and fishing. It can get REALLY hot in this area, so I would keep an eye on temperatures and plan accordingly.

Crater Lake has a depth of 1.943 feet, making it the deepest lake in the United States and the 9th deepest in the world.

Mount Thielsen hangs in the background. It is an extinct Shield Volcano.

These next two photos are from a walk-through area that allows viewers to see the volcanic tubes and volcanic rock formations.

Pumice Desert. Everything was wiped out when Mount Mazama erupted 7,700 years ago.

This is the last of my summer camping slide-shows. If you missed the other two, you can see them here and here. Remember to send us your favorite pictures of you camping with your dog. We would love to hear about your favorite spots! Next week, I am hoping to make some human/ doggy ice cream that ALL family members will think tastes good. I'm always up for a challenge.

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