Crater Lake National Park

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PHOTO TIP: The photos here have not been adjusted beyond minimal levels or contrast. I did use a polarizer, naturally, to bring out the color - which is the most electric blue water you will ever see. However, I have seen a lot of other photos where it appears calm and reflective and less blue, so it surely depends on weather conditions and sun angle. Definitely bring a polarizer!

Wizard Island (above and other photos) is the dominant volcanic cinder cone seen in Crater Lake, which spans approx. 5x6 miles.
The pinnacles at Crater Lake
The island is known as the Phanton Ship:
Crater Lake's water is the most electric blue you will ever lay eyes on:
Vidae Falls in Crater Lake is right on Rim Drive: