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Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
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Owner description: Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Our first stop in Oregon after spending some time in the Redwoods. People had told us not to visit , that it wasn't worth it especially as there was smoke from the fires. Glad we ignored them, picture perfect blue skies, amazing views. We only spent half a day here and drove around the west rim, did a hike up... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Family members visiting Klamath Falls, OR., were taken to see Crater Lake and as the title says, Amazing Scenery and with it being our first visit, we will have lasting memories of the area.

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British Columbia, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When I was about 5 years old my dad took us to Crater Lake and for the past 50+ years it has been a standing joke about all the photo slides that my father had of the lake. It was on my bucket list to go back and visit this place again and I must say I was totally amazed... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The most breathtakingly beautiful place I have ever seen. Go the week after Labor Day and spend at least 2-3 days there. Crater Lake Lodge is older but extremely beautiful and well maintained. You have to book the room a year in advance. There are very few places to spend the night so plan early. Also I suggest bringing a... More

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Finger Lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Truly magnificent! It looks like a painted backdrop or portrait! The water is so blue and spectacular! We even saw some snow there in August. I hope that I can get back there again! My kids said it was the best place they have ever been!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

On a trip from Southern California arrived to fog, cold, rain and snow. Ranger at entrance suggested we might not want pay the $10 fee and go into the park due to the rare complete inability to see the lake. We, nonetheless, proceeded and stopped to see a fascinating short film about the lake at the first visitor stop. At... More

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Crater lake is worth the detour! We enjoyed the short 25 minute film about the creation of the lake, the exhibit room (located on a steep walk down from the rim park), and, even if just for a few minutes, the view is breathtaking (as well as unique). I would avoid the trolley ride (unless you feel the $22-$26 feel... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have done some traveling in my life, we took a family trip and when arriving to the top to Crater Lake I saw people with their mouth opens and kind of shocked...ask myself "What's going on?" Until I saw the Lake myself...jaw-dropping, beautiful clean area, Natural Wonder gem; you name it. WoW, just Wow. Words cannot described it. This... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Beautiful and simplify breathtaking. The blue is the deepest blue color we have seen for a lake. Long drive to get there but definitely worth it.

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

crater lake is a bit out of the way to get to, but so beautiful. relaxing, calming, restorative. our roadtrip got us there the beginning of october, and because of the snows were late, the lodge should have been closed, but wasn't. in fact, when i called months earlier to make reservations, the website said it would be closed. when... More

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