Colonies of moss and bacteria live at the bottom of Crater Lake. Colonies of moss and bacteria live at the bottom of Crater Lake. The discovery perplexes researchers because almost no nutrients are at the bottom of this nearly 2,000-foot lake, yet these organisms are thriving.
Is it OK to swim in Crater Lake?
Visitors can swim at designated areas, but beware — the water is usually very cold! The water of Crater Lake is a deep, gorgeous blue.
Why can’t you swim in Crater Lake Oregon?
Crater Lake features an average of 43 feet of snow per year, making the region one of the snowiest places in America. Thus, there are only a few months when people can swim at Crater Lake, given the extreme winter season. Usually, visitors to the lake can swim from June through September.