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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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A good afternoon.

Driving the rim allows you to appreciate the rest of Crater Lake and some of it's spectacular views besides what you see from the lodge and visitors center. Construction can be a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Curtice, Ohio
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Curtice, Ohio
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277 reviews 277 reviews
115 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Driving the rim allows you to appreciate the rest of Crater Lake and some of it's spectacular views besides what you see from the lodge and visitors center. Construction can be a problem and be patient with slow traffic.

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El Segundo, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The scenery is both majestic and peaceful. Drive carefully, as the road is narrow and winding, though it was cleared of snow in late May when we visited.

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Chicago, Illinois
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Rim drive was absolutely stunning with multiple turnouts and places to stop, look and walk around. Until late June, only the western half of the rim drive is open to vehicles but despite this, you still could get great views around the lake.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is a beautiful lake, you can trek down to the lake and there is a boat ride too during peak time to go around the lake. But during peak season parking is difficult to get, so get in early.

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Benicia, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
98 helpful votes 98 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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411 reviews 411 reviews
182 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 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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