Resources 1984 – E. Points of Geological Interest in Crater Lake National Park 8. Pumice Desert

Historic Resource Study, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 1984

 V. Geological and Biological Information on Crater Lake Area

E. Points of Geological Interest in Crater Lake National Park

   8. Pumice Desert

A broad flat in the northern section of the park, this desert was covered with pumice and ash over 200 feet deep in some places by the explosion of Mount Mazama. It has only started to be invaded by scattered lodgepole pines. Due to its scarcity of organic matter, few plants have taken hold to further enrich the soil.

 

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