The cliffs on the edge of the caldera rise up to two
thousand feet over the waterline. The bottom of the lake is almost two
thousand feet below that! Crater Lake is supposed to be the deepest
lake in North America. The depth of the water combined with the cold
and high purity causes the water to appear crystal clear and the richest
shades of blue. You can see different layers in the cliff, showing how
the volcano built itself up in many stages.
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