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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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BC Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was the first stop on a roadtrip from Danville CA to Jasper AB and was more of an afterthought. But boy, what a natural wonder/beauty. It is a bit off the beaten path but worth the drive. I strongly recommend it. Was in awe similar to when I visted the Grand Canyon. I have been to Switzerland, Australia and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This adventure was a beautiful and very breathtaking sight. The history provided was most enlightening

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Roseburg, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are anywhere in Oregon you need to spend the time to drive to Crater Lake. The view inside the caldera is breathe taking. The water is so clear and blue. Wizard Island is beautiful set in all the blue. There is lots of parking, several restaurants, and gift shops. Don't forget to take at least a walk through... More

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Hockessin, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Many Oregonians have yet to see Crater lake , they have been there but the fog kept them from seeing it. Luckily when my daughter and I visit it was beautifully clear. It is one of the most amazing places have visited in my 53 years on this earth. A lake naturally formed in an old volcano so deep in... More

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Jackson, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

On a recent trip to Oregon, we added Crater Lake to our list of National Parks visited. Coming from the fog-bound Oregon coast, we were elated to have sunny, clear skies as we stopped for our first view of this spectacular site. Its not the easiest place to get to but its well-worth the effort. We marveled at the beauty... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit Crater lake in mid-October and see snow at Crater Lake but still have much of the park open to visitors. It was breathtaking and completely worth the trip to get there. I would highly suggest making sure that if you are traveling there in the off season to check online or call to make... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There are lots of magnificent things to see in Oregon. None is more spectacular than Crater Lake. You really have one of those "oh-my...." speechless times when you first step up to the rim and look at the Lake. It's a crazy perspective. It's appears large but you cannot really get it clear in your head until you see a... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

we travel a lot, including to beautiful natural spots, and Crater Lake still astounded us. it's a commitment to travel there, and since we couldn't stay overnight at the Lodge, we planned for most of the day just to visit. well worth it! we were affected by the altitude, so didn't hike much, but still star-struck by the views. I... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
76 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited on Aug 12 after planning this trip for 1 year. As I look at the other traveler's photos, it was the reason we wanted to see this breathtaking high altitude, blue lake, well... We had a miserable experience. We only planned 1 day at the park, not expecting bad weather. It is a mountain climate and weather changes... More

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The lake is breathtaking. The rim road has several parking areas where you can stand and get incredible views of the lake and Wizard Island. We saw more birds than we did other people and that was a good thing. :) Early October was a great time to visit as crowds were thin and weather was still good. Driving the... More

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