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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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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A visit to Wizard Island makes for a worthwhile destination because it affords you with a 360 degree view of Crater Lake from inside the caldera. If you want to spend some time exploring Wizard Island, pick the boat cruise that stops on the island to let off passengers and returns about 5 hours later to pick you back up.... More

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Oakland, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Wizard Island tour was definitely a highlight of my trip to Crater Lake. A few tips I learned from my visit.... – If you don't have an advance reservation, buy one at the kiosk exactly 24 hours ahead of time. I was told the kiosk at Annie's (near the south entrance) is the fastest (in terms of connectivity), and was... More

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Mill Creek, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I'm glad that we hiked down to the water and took the boat. I don't think I'd have felt like I fully experienced crater lake without touching the water. I was really looking forward to hiking on Wizard Island. The reality was a bit disappointing. There was no place there to just hang out. My two teenaged son's came with... More

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Seguin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Wizard is a Volcano in a Volcano... You can't hike better places. It takes a bit to get to the top of Wizard Island...... First you will most likely have to book a month out.. Maybe more if your going on a weekend. You will have to hike down into Crater Lake.. It is a path.. Going down is... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
46 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

we could not get tickets on line despite multiple attempts. We stayed in queue exactly 24 hrs at a akiosk at the Crater Lake Lodge prior to the next tour and only then were able to get tickets for Wizard Island drop off. The island has its own beauty separate from the lake. The hike to the top is 1.1... More

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222 reviews 222 reviews
137 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful island in the middle of crater lake. It is a steep decline to get to the bottom to get over to the island so wouldn't recommend for those with health concerns and strenuous activities. Very blue water and sooooo clean! Peaceful place to explore nature!

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Atlanta
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Hiking Wizard Island was one of two highlights for me on our recent family trip to Crater Lake. Wizard Island is only accessible by the boat tours run by the park service. They have a half day and a full day tour with drop-off. We chose the half day and really for the typical family this is perfect. Full-day might... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice 3 hour visit to the island. Would not recomment to anyone that has trouble with walking on uneven areas and slopes.

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Apopka, Florida
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284 reviews 284 reviews
175 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This little island is cute and make for a great photo opportunity. They offer tours to the island but it is seasonal so check on the dates you want to be there. You can see Wizard Island at all of the vista pull overs. Make sure you reserve a room at the lodge early if you want to spend more... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took the boat tour around the island and it looks like a lonely island covered in large pines and lava ash. It has such history about it and houses the boats in the winter.

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