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Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Traveler Description: - If your GPS gives you a time/distance estimate to the south entrance add an extra 15-20 min to that to get to the rim. Important if you are trying... more »
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Wash. State
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

BLUE BLUE BLUE, this lake is the most amazing color! Good hiking trails all around. Plan to spend time checking them out.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A truly remarkable experience. The clearest and blue-est water I have ever seen (I think this lake actually does have the clearest/purist water in the world). We stopped at many of the overlooks and it was beautiful at all angles. The Phantom Ship was a favorite of mine. We saw many people pack their food and we wished we would... More

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Dallas, Texas
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210 reviews 210 reviews
137 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This peaceful national park offers peace and serenity. The lake is beautiful, the hikes and pullouts very rewarding and the ranger talks excellent. Don't forget the Jr. Ranger program for kids.

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We drove from Bend for a day trip, and it was well worth it. We did the short but steep Garfield Peak hike, and were rewarded with excellent views. Even though we were there in July, there were still small patches of snow (not on the trail, though). It is of course a major tourist attraction so expect crowds.

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Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a beautiful place. Very quiet there. Amazing what mother nature can do to please us puny humans. This place was very difficult to find overnight accommodation (sold out) so we stayed in Klamath Falls, which is about an hour away from Crater Lake. Make sure and plan well ahead so you can stay in Crater Lake. I think... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Hadn't been there since 20 years ago. Since it was an overcast day, the water was a different color. But it was still breathtaking!! We only drove from the north to the south around the west side, where the store was; The rim area. A thunder & lightening storm hit below and knocked out power. Then it started to rain.... More

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Albany, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have always enjoyed going to Crater Lake. We have hiked near it, camped there and visited several times. This last trip, though, we decided to take the boat tour to Wizard Island. We hiked down into the crater which was amazing. The trail is well groomed, there are spectacular views and benches for just resting and taking it all... More

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New Lenox, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Always wanted to visit; glad we finally did. Crater Lake is amazing all by itself, just to gaze at. The Ranger-led trolley ride around the 33 mile rim was comfortable, fun and informative. There were many stops at spots for photos & viewing. Also enjoyed rim talks at a visitor center and the lodge back porch. It is a hiker's... More

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Vancouver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Carved by massive volcanic eruption thousands of years ago Crater Lake in southern part of Oregon state was our recent stopover on way to Reno, Nevada. It was worth the eastbound detour we made from Highway 1 to see the deep blue lake while driving along its rim. Unlike most other lakes Crater Lake is viewed down from the circular... More

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Nelson, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The spectacular views of Crater Lake was out of this world, from any angle! The rim drive was beautiful & relaxing lots of opportunities to pull off the side of the highway and snap photos. There are two establishments that serve food & beverage, the one is located in the Lodge & the other in the tacky souvenir shop. Both... More

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