Crater Lake is a large lake in Burnham Woods that was once filled with meteor fragments. The lake is apparently now clear of meteorite fragments, and has become a popular swimming destination for Smallville residents.
In 2003, Chloe Sullivan referred to an earlier school field trip here, during which she dropped her keys and Jake Pollen fished them out for her. He was underwater for six minutes, so she added him to her database of people who might have been infected by the meteor rocks. It was later confirmed that he had gills (although the source of his powers was never revealed). (Extinction)
Arthur Curry made his first appearance at Crater Lake. He saved Lois Lane when she hit her head while diving. He also teamed up with Clark to dismantle LuthorCorp's Leviathan project, which was killing the wildlife in the lake. (Aqua)
- The local teens often have parties and cookouts on its shores.
- Worth noting is the mountainous terrain visible in most scenes at Crater Lake. This is perhaps the most apparent indication within the show that it is not filmed in Kansas. It is, in fact, Buntzen Lake in Anmore, British Columbia.
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