We’d like to share some very special parts of Oregon with you. Welcome to a virtual eco-tour that allows you to visit the beautiful lakes and landscapes we depend on and enjoy as a company. It’s like taking a field-trip without ever leaving your home.
The Deepest Lake in the United States
Pictured here, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and actually holds the world record for water purity. Surrounded by volcanic geology, this pure body of water begins life for the underground water system from Upper Klamath Lake all the way to the Pacific Ocean, its final destination.
At 30 miles long and 8 miles wide, Upper Klamath Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Oregon. Acting as more of a river than a traditional lake, it is fed by eight major tributaries and dozens of smaller ones, plus a multitude of underground streams. This means Klamath Lake is in perpetual motion—an astounding 650 billion gallons of water moves methodically through the lake on a regular basis!
The Mighty Williamson River
The Williamson and Sprague Rivers are the two largest water sources flowing into Klamath Lake. The Sprague flows into the Williamson and then on to Klamath Lake.
Halgelstein Park (pictured) is home to one of the fish spawning springs that leads into Upper Klamath Lake.
Klamath Lake’s Red Rock
When Mt. Mazama erupted approximately 7,700 years ago, its ash spread over eight states and into Canada. The Pacific Northwest has benefited from the minerals and nutrients the ash spread across the land. You’ll notice the red rock near Klamath Lake (pictured here), its color like so on account of oxidized iron.
What are Mare’s Eggs?
Seen here, Mare’s Eggs are an endangered cold water algae that look a little like water balloons.