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Crater Lake

Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of water, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Owner description: Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
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Type: Bodies of water, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Owner description: Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Wow! We went in February and the weather was in the 50's. Fantastic scenery. What a great place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Crater Lake is certainly beautiful and a must-see if you are anywhere near it, but winter access is incredibly limited.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Of course a 5 star attraction -- one of the clearest lakes in the world, formed when a Cascade Mountain blew its top (like Mt. St. Helens to the north). As a native Oregonian, I've been several times, but learned on the latest trip that as the park has become more and more popular, it is increasingly difficult to get... More 

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Philomath, Oregon
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very beautiful and interesting hike. A little too difficult for me, but I made it! We went in groups of 30 an d you do need reservations. Beautiful, sunny day. Clear view of the deep, blue lake.

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Overbrook, Kansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is the prettiest place I have been yet. It was however crowded with sight see-ers at the little resturaunt near the rim. We were there in May and there was still 5-6 ft of snow plowed along the roads. It was so very pretty up there and it was a cool 50 degrees while it was 72 at lower... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We took a day trip to Crater Lake. My husband had been there before and said it was fabulous. We did tae a little hike around the lake. It is amazing how blue the water plus the surrounding scenery is not bad either. Worth a trip.

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texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was our first trip to Crater Lake, we had always wanted to visit, so we decided to extend our vacation after our cruise and visit. It was beautiful, there were forest fires in the vicinity, but we started our drive around the lake in the early morning and found the sky and lake clear, though in our pictures some... More 

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Lancaster SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Although it's alittle out of the way it's well worth the view whether it's summer or covered in 15 ft of snow. Breathtaking, ill always remember this views!!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Our family visited Crater Lake in July of 2015. On the first day we drove around the rim which took all day. There are many stops and lookouts. We suggest going to Watchman lookout which is about three quarters of a mile. It offers spectacular views of Wizard Island. We also took the morning boat tour to Wizard Island. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

While we wanted to visit Crater lake for a while, but we are not keen on crowded view points and often we prefer to enjoy wilderness in solitude. For that reason we decided to come during winter and snowshoe around the lake when there is much less people around. Depending on your condition, the 33 mile loop can be completed... More 

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