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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06581

Medicine Lake, a popular camping and recreation destination in northern California, is a small 2-km-long lake that occupies the SW side of Medicine Lake caldera.  The forested southern rim of the 7 x 11 km caldera forms the horizon.  Medicine Lake volcano is known for its young obsidian flows within the caldera and on its flanks. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).

Medicine Lake, a popular camping and recreation destination in northern California, is a small 2-km-long lake that occupies the SW side of Medicine Lake caldera. The forested southern rim of the 7 x 11 km caldera forms the horizon. Medicine Lake volcano is known for its young obsidian flows within the caldera and on its flanks.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).


Medicine Lake