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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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BEAUTIFUL

We absolutely LOVED the rim drive, it was spectacular. Tje lake is the bluest of blue's and the clearest lake I've ever seen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Linda2400
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Benicia, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Quiet, serene, picturesque. One of the most beautiful places I've been. Visit early in the day to get parking places. There are quite a few spots around the rim. I drove east to west.

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We absolutely LOVED the rim drive, it was spectacular. Tje lake is the bluest of blue's and the clearest lake I've ever seen.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When biking the rim drive, consider biking clockwise, so you'll be on the crater side of the road; much better scenery. We stayed at lost creek campground, which is significantly quieter. You'll need to bike up hte hill first before you get to the rim drive, but the downhill coast at the end of the day is awesome.

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Avon, Ohio
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849 reviews 849 reviews
562 attraction reviews
1,271 helpful votes 1,271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

While it is possible to drive to Rim Village, stop by the Visitor Center to learn a bit about the park and take is some beautiful views of Crater Lake and Wizard Island, one should take the time to drive the 33 mile (53k) Rim Drive around the lake to truly experience all that Crater Lake has to offer. Due... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

"One awesome view after another," says my husband. "The views are like a picture that isn't real." We visited Crater Lake in October 2014 on a beautiful sunny day. I think it was probably late in the season because the lodge had closed as had Annie Creek, no boat tour and no Wizard Island; but it was still worth the... More 

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PA
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407 reviews 407 reviews
181 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The best suggestion is out of your control ... mother nature. The rim drive is all about views and "clarity". Clouds, rain, HAZE, and even drifting smoke can have a major damper on your experience. We did not have the best of luck even in the early morning as haze and smoke were prevalent all day. CLOCKWISE is the best... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I highly recommend taking your own car and doing the rim drive yourself instead of taking a tour. This way if you're in a hurry you can have it done in less then an hour. If you have all day you can take a long as you'd like and make the stops that interest you the most. Its really not... More 

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Eureka, California
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218 reviews 218 reviews
57 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If possible, drive counter clockwise. This puts you on the lake side and makes it easier to get in and out of the many spectacular overlooks!

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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268 reviews 268 reviews
115 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited in high season but there was room at every pullout to stop and we never felt the park was crowded, except at the Cleetwood Cove parking area. In July the entire drive was open in both directions for the entire loop. We noted however that the views were crystal clear in the morning, but got hazy by the... More 

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Richland, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Take the trolley tour or do the drive and stop at all the turnouts. You have never seen such blue water.

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