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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
Description: Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since...
Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
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Good road

The road is really very good and in summer ok for all vehicles. The scenery is one of the best not just into Crater Lake but outward into the mountains. Actually I found the out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The road is really very good and in summer ok for all vehicles. The scenery is one of the best not just into Crater Lake but outward into the mountains. Actually I found the out wood views the best. Saw many deer and enjoyed the many pull offs for great views and pictures.

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Geyserville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We drove all the way around, took about 2 hours with all the stops to take pictures and stopping at the visitors center which is very nice. Clean bathrooms and some food available along with momentos. All the turnouts are fairly large and spacious, road is paved and in good repair.

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Healdsburg, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great drive in a trolley or private car you will enjoy the views of a beautiful blue water lake. Great places to pull over and take pictures or just take in the scenery.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A drive around Crater Lake's Rim Drive is a must if you visit the park. Bring camera's. Visit the gift shops, too. A boat tour should also be on your agenda. This park has so many things to do, don't expect to do it all in a one-day trip.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The different views of the Lake, Wizard Island and the different geological features have to be seen to be believed.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Rim Drive is excellent but with the short season at Crater Lake they have to do road repairs during the tourist season. There are wonderful pull outs for scenic views or particular formations such as the pinnacles which are well worth the stops.

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California, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A wonderful experience. The view is unbelievable. Only complaint is the traffic on the weekends. It was difficult to pull over safely on Vista points with so many cars pulling in and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I enjoyed this drive, despite being the driver. I liked the view on both sides of the car, the lake on the left and the hills and mountains on the right. Parts of the road drop off and it seems scary, so be sure to pay attention despite the fact that you want to be looking at the beautiful view.... More 

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California
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Rim drive was partially closed when we visited due to snow. Many outlooks with great views of the lake are found along the drive. During our visit, fields and patches of snow were still visible.

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Oregon
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was our second trip to Crater Lake and around the rim. It seemed even prettier than the first time. We had great weather and clear skies. Every foot you take changes the way the lake looks. We went clockwise (much easier on the nerves) and started around 9AM. We stopped at most stops and took lots of pictures so... More 

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Address: Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Crater Lake National Park

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