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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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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We spent 2 days at the park at we're blown away by the beauty, when the sun hits the water, which is the clearest in the world, the blue coloring is amazing, We did the boat tour which gives you a whole different perspective than the equally amazing views along rim drive. If you do the boat tour be prepared... More

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Bastrop, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views, different hikes, park rangers are great! We did not take the boat ride but we did hike down to the lake. A lot of people like to swim but it was way too cold for us! Take binoculars, the birds and sights are amazing!

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was my fourth visit to Crater Lake. Crater Lake has got to be one of the most peaceful and serene places on this earth. Every view is breathtaking and every photo taken is picture post card perfect. Great bargain because it is only $10.00 to get into the national park or free if you have Senior Citizens National Park... More

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Seguin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was such a Awesome place!!! So many things to see.. So many angles to many views... 33 miles around rim drive... Stop at every pull out or over view... Its amazing from every location.. Always a different look.. Watchman Tower was great.. I was all alone up there.. Phantom ship over look is a must... Do the pinnacles. Take... More

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

How could anyone say anything other than how stunning and peaceful this place is? We loved every minute. Took some of the easy walks and even managed the walk down to the lake so we could take the fantastic boat tour.

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Olympia, Washington
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful park with lovely vistas in all directions.many trails to hike for people of all capabilities.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

They say Crater Lake has the cleanest waters of any lake in the world and it looks this way. Clean, very deep, blue water. My wife and I enjoyed walking the trails around the rim. Old lodge is impressive but probably not as impressive as Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park or Mount Hood Lodge farther north in Oregon.... More

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There aren't enough words, or the right words, to describe this place. It is truly one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. Even in person, it doesn't look real and even after staring at it, its hard to believe its real! We did a boat tour over to Wizard Island and hiked to the top of that..... More

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Salem, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the trip to Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon with my son and daughter. I read other reviews on TripAdvisor to get an idea of what to expect, and this sixth oldest national park in the U.S. met all of my expectations and more! We drove through the North Entrance to the park from Highway 97,... More

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SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We have been traveling all summer and visited and stayed at 4 other park lodges. The lake is lovely, peaceful, very remote, but it did not wow me the way Glacier and Waterton did. Those were truly majestic vistas. Just comparing...

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