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Crater Lake

Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Owner description: Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Owner description: Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
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Seattle, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Even in the winters, the place was really pretty with all snow around.. Drive carefully as there will be snow especially in the last 20 miles to the lake.. Do take the walk that the ranger conducts on weekends.. Not many activities there, just pure nature! We had a great time, and hope you will too!

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Simply breathtaking when I was there. A beautiful sight to marvel at. Went and it was about 60 degrees, but there was snow on ground.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a must if you're visiting Oregon. It's such a beautiful sight. It just made me want to cry when I saw it and experienced it. A work of nature at it's best. This is definitely a gift from God. Go see for yourself. It's gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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Portland, Oregon
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had visited on the way down to California in late May and the snow was so deep and it was so overcast we couldn't even see the lake. We happened to pass by again in September for labor day weekend and what a difference just a couple months makes! It was absolutely stunning! We had chipmunks coming right up... More 

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Sunnyvale
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have visited this place 5 time..3 day trips and 2 camping trips over 2003 to 2013. - people all ages enjoy - amazing scenary - good hike options - great photo spots all around - rim drive open only in mid summer so watch for that - not many food options inside except in 1 or 2 places so... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have visited Crater Lake a few times in my younger years... usually in the dead center of Summer. We went the first part of November, not much snow and hardly any people. It was a great time to visit, did some hiking and even shed the lightweight coat! Literally there were just 4 cars there when we arrived... a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

an absolute gorgeous national park in Oregon. Just drive around the lake and enjoy the views. We also took de hike to the lake, which is strenuous but short.

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UK
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Made a special effort to visit this glorious place and it lived up to all our expectations bar one, the recent forest fires had left a smoke haze which threw a veil over the intense blue lake and left it a little washed out. $20 plus to enter but you get a heck of a lot for your money. You... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Was lucky that the north entrance opened before memorial day. Drove down from bend to spend the day and was not disappointed. Wish I would have been able to do some snow shoeing tho!

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