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Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, OR
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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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Tigard, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Beyond description of how beautiful this place is. We hiked from the rim to the water and it was worth the work.

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Rome, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Absolutely phenomenal! The best part of the trip was when we hiked down to the actual lake and dove in for a refreshing swim in the perfect clear water. A must see for sure! The hike is a steep one! This is my second trip there and the first time to go in the summer. If you have to choose... More

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My sister and I decided, on a whim, to check out Crater Lake National Park on our epic road trip from Victoria to Las Vegas and back. It was our second day on the road, leaving with Voodoo Doughnuts in hand from Eugene, and heading southwest to Reno. A quick detour off the route and we slipped into the park,... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Crater Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen. You need at least two days to fully experience it - the hike down to the lake shoreline, the boat ride, and the drive around the lake's circumference. The incredibly blue water is unforgettable.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Our family visited crater lake and not only found it breathtaking but so peaceful! On a Friday in March there were few visitors making it that much more amazing. The kids loved climbing on the snow pack and the video at the book store was educational and well done.

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Redwood City, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you only had one place you could go this year, it has to be Crater Lake. I have been twice and it is one of the most amazingly beautiful peaceful places in the world. I highly recommend it to all.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have visited Crater Lake numerous times over 20 years, in all seasons and all sorts of weather.I have traveled to very nearly every corner of the park. Having visited dozens of national parks across the country, I feel I can say this is one of the very best! The view of the lake is spectacular -- no exaggeration. The... More

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St Petersburg
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had only one day off during my trip to Ashland, OR In January. I gave up a flight to Portland, drove through fog and clouds to get there and then had to drive through fog up to Portland, all in a day. And for that amazing few hours I would do it all over again! OMG! I had no... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed Crater Lake National Park for the sheer diversity. We visited on Mid-Summers day during an RV trip and found the roads had only been open for a matter of days. Snow was still very thick on the ground, although it was quite warm. The actual lake is truly an awe inspiring sight, a true wonder of nTure.

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Folsom, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We spent a day in the crater lake national park. There is a trolley tour which runs throughout the day , the last one leaving at 4 pm (not sure). we roamed around the lake taking pictures and enjoying the beauty. We had lunch at the Crater Lake lodge Dining Room. The chicken sandwich was very tasty but the it... More

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