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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Description: Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.

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When I arrived on the Friday before Memorial Day 2015, the lake was hidden by fog. So I went back down the hill to the Visitors Center to watch the movie, which is well written... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When I arrived on the Friday before Memorial Day 2015, the lake was hidden by fog. So I went back down the hill to the Visitors Center to watch the movie, which is well written, beautifully filmed and narrated by Peter Coyote. After the 20 minute film and a few minutes browsing in the gift shop, I went back up... More 

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Union City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Been here last November and hope to see different scene. Thus I came here again in May. It was a foggy day but the mist on the top of lake got blown away every now and then. It is pretty, mysterious and awesome. Not only the scene is different, the feeling is totally different. Just like our life, it may... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lake is an unbelievable blue color. Only western half of rim drive accessible currently. Eastern half of rim drive supposed to open in late June. Most of the trails were still snow covered and closed. Despite this, was a beautiful visit. $15/car entry fee for up to 7 days.

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Stockton, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was a fun place to visit. There are somewhat different views around the lake. Wizard Island was not open yet. I think we went early in the travel season, so this place was not crowded yet.

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I spent 6 months in Oregon for school and I got to say I'm not much of a outdoor person. But this place left infinite memory trace on me. Pictures just doesn't give justice for this place.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited on May 16, 2015 and drove from San Francisco. Most of the land was still covered in snow but the lake was clear of fog. It was an easy and beautiful drive to actually. We drove through several national parks to get to Crater Lake. There are several view points once you pass the entrance and it is... More 

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Des Moines Iowa
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a beautiful, unspoiled piece of the country. Majestic blue color, so nice to see a lovely lake without boats zipping around. I felt like I should whisper when looking down at the lake. Nice visitor center too. Don't miss this one!

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michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was my first trip to this park and I must say I really enjoyed it. The lake was absolutely beautiful and peaceful. I didn't realize how much snow the park received though, so beware if you go in April. Not all of the roads were open and hiking trails were snow covered. I would love to go back when... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It took a while to drive in to Crater Lake as one of the roads had not yet opened up after the winter - stop and ask the locals if it is open yet to save a long drive if it isn't. We were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it was! We didn't stay long but it is a stunning... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a beautiful lake!! We were afraid we would not see the lake because of the snow storm, but we did and it was so big!! We actually watched the storm cross the lake which was cool. The trees were draped in snow and there was about 2-3 feet of snow on the ground. We were able to get up... More 

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