INTRODUCTION: Description of the Park
A. GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF PARK
Crater Lake National Park, consisting of 182,700 acres, lies in south central Oregon within the Cascade mountain range. The park boundaries are contiguous with the Winema, Umpqua, and Rogue River national forests and with Sun Mountain State Forest. The park lies within the Oregon counties of Klamath, Jackson, and Douglas. The lake occupies about one-eighth of the entire park area, lying in its center at an elevation of 6,176 feet.