I have blogged a number of posts from our visit to Crater Lake National Park and have described why the water is so blue, so I won't bore you with the same facts. Suffice it to say, the water really is this blue. The lake is quite large, and I wanted to show a panorama to give an idea on how big it really is. The lake itself is 26 miles, but 33 miles to drive it on the park road. When I took this pano, I wanted to make sure that I included one of the best features of the lake (besides its color), Wizard Island.