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Wizard Island

Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Type: Islands
Activities: Hiking
Description: Island in Crater Lake.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
106 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Wizard Island is a volcano inside a volcano! It is a volcanic cinder cone that formed inside the Mount Mazama crater that rises above the surface of the lake and forms an island. It's only accessible via the boat tours through Xanterra. When booking a boat tour, you can optionally add on a side trip to Wizard Island. The boat... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This area was recommended to us as a place not to miss on our holiday from UK to Whistler BC and our subsequent road trip down to Oregon. It is outstanding and with 11" of early snow in September, what we found took us completely by surprise and so with wonderment we explored in totally unsuitable clothing. Not to be... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

It was a little scary at first. On the boat they told us that there is a radio if we needed help but no phone on the Island and no Ranger. When you get off you have to climb over volcanic rocks for about 50 feet. Then you are on a path where you can go to the summit or... More

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Bothell, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I booked the boat ride months in advance when I made my hotel reservations and I am glad I did it was sold out by the time we got to the hotel. The ride on the boat is amazing and it is really the only way to see the lake. We did 3 hours on Wizard Island which was plenty.... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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177 reviews 177 reviews
83 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was so fortunate to go on this boat ride to Wizard Island in Crater Lake National Park just before their last day (Sep 15th) this past season. We had fun and informative Park Rangers on the boat and we explored Wizard Island for three hours. We saw view of the lake and the crater that would just look like... More

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Asheville, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We just returned from a trip to Oregon. Crater Lake National Park is truly an amazing place. The only natural phenomenon of it's kind in the world. Your visit is enhanced by staying at the historic lodge.

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Sonoma, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

What a fantastic boat ride to this incredible island in Oregon's Crater Lake. I spent three hours exploring the Island with a friend after an inspiring hike down the Fleetwood Trail. The geology of this caldera with its stunning blue lake was an spiritual experience I will long remember. The deep blues of this almost 2,000 ft deep lake was... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Plan a full day. Hike a mile down a trail descending about 750 feet. Then take a 45 minute boat tour to the Wizard Island. You will have 3 hours there to hike to the top, a 750 foot climb and back. Take water and good shoes. The trail can be rough. After the 3 hour pickup you will have... More

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Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

How many people can say they've been inside a caldera (Wizard Island) which is inside another caldera (Crater Lake)? We've come to the lake before but weren't able to score going to the island so this time we planned in advance to be able to get tickets. They limit how many people can go on the island each day so... More

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Medford, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Boat Tour is really amazing - where else can you be in a boat in a volcano! The tour guides are very informative and make the tour really interesting as well as scenic. Being close up to the Phantom ship was a real highlight and they even circled it twice. We did the Wizard Island Drop-off tour - 3... More

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