Seeing Crater Lake for the 1st time is truly a jaw-dropping experience! The Sapphire blue water stood out even in an overcast cold evening. So, we decided to camp in the park for an early morning view of the lake. We stayed by the lake until it was nearly dark and then drove down to the campground.The next morning we were up before anyone else in the campground, packed up, and on our way to the lake. We were lucky enough to get just a little sunshine through the clouds the next morning, but not much.