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Wizard Island

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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A small island located in the middle of Crater Lake

Wizard Island is a small inactive volcano in the middle of Crater Lake. It is very majestic and adds to the beauty of Crater Lake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
jani s
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Wizard Island is a small inactive volcano in the middle of Crater Lake. It is very majestic and adds to the beauty of Crater Lake.

Thank jani s
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Surrounded by blue water Wizard island is the result of a historic volcanic eruption of Mount Mazama. Wizard island is a volcanic mountain within a volcanic mountain. Exciting experience...you can view this from different angles along the rim drive

Thank Bigith
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Wizard Island is actually a smaller volcano that developed inside the caldera after the collapse of Mt. Mazama 7,700 years ago. Views of the island are impressive from the crater rim, and boats take tourists to the island for a fee (3-hour trip). May be worth it, if you are staying in or near the park and plan to spend... More 

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The trip out to Wizard Is is fun. The three hours on the island was good to hike to the top of the cone volcano. Lunch on top is worth the trip and the views are 360 degrees of the entire lake. The geological history of the caldera walls and the area is really neat as well.

2 Thank Todd G
Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

One of the boat trips that leaves from Cleetwood Cove lets passengers off here for a 3 hour time period. Again, a steep hike up to the rim of the caldera, but well worth it. Afterwards jump into the lake or dangle your feet in the water. You can fill your water container from the lake. On the way to... More 

1 Thank draePDX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A volcano inside a volcano! So cool. Truly amazing. They drop you off and let you explore and then pick you up much later. It is so beautiful and makes you feel small.

Thank Faith J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We had three hours to hike to the top and catch the boat again. That's enough, but there's very little time left over to enjoy the views from the top and explore the crater.

Thank Ingrid C
Otley West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This was our first view of Crater Lake. We were stunned by it's beauty. The power of nature to create this crater and also the island is mind boggling. The lake want as blue as it can be due to the smoke from the nearby fires.

Thank bryan61
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Crater lake is a unique experience, but the boat tour of the lake and 3 hour visit to Wizard Island is a unique experience within this unique experience! You need to make sure that you have plenty of time to get to the Cleetwood trailhead (90 minutes commute time recommended). For example, if you think of Crater Lake as a... More 

5 Thank etweeden
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

5+ hour boat tour with 3 hours on the island, with a ranger from the National Park Service on board offering cultural and natural history information. Tickets sell out and should be purchased way in advance. Even with a confirmed online reservation, passengers need to get actual tickets at the ticket booth located near the trailhead. Allow plenty of time... More 

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