No Photo Destination In Mind

Photos of a turqoise lagoon on the Wood River in the campground at Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site near Crater Lake in Southern Oregon
Photos of a turqoise lagoon on the Wood River in the campground at Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site near Crater Lake in Southern Oregon

There is no telling what photo you will find when you grab your camera and head out with no destination in mind (or at least no definite destination). Living in Southern Oregon is a photographers dream. With our 4×4 Jeep, we have even more opportunities to get off the beaten path. However, you don’t always need the 4-wheel drive to get to some amazing places.

My wife and I were heading North toward Crater Lake to photograph around the rim of the lake. We never made it… for some reason I was compelled to turn right down a deserted mountain road. We drove a few miles and came upon an Oregon State Park: Jackson F. Kimball State Park.

We cruised through the Day Use area first to look around, then continued on to the campground. Here it is, the middle of June, and there are no campers in this first come first served paradise! It turns out, this is where the Wood River bubbles out of the rocks and flows down to Agency Lake. Supposedly, the Trout fishing is great (I’ll try that later).

The water flowed into a lagoon which was a beautiful turquoise color that reflected the Pine trees and the snow capped mountain in the distance. Let’s face it, what photographer could resist this?

Here are some of the images we saw: