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Wizard Island

Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Island in Crater Lake.
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Indialantic, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great fun! This is a must do if you go to Crater Lake. You get the best of both worlds since you have to take the boat to get to the island then get a few hours to explore and hike to the summit for a great view of the lake.

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PA
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366 reviews 366 reviews
166 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

RECOMMENDATION: book the 3 hour island experience when visiting. It is not a tour but a park ranger is on site. You are on your own to hike, walk, or just sit on the island and enjoy the views. To appreciate the best views, hike to the top of the caldera. The trail winds up the volcano gradually with switchbacks... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I wish I took the time and spend 4 hours on the island. Next time for sure. The boat ride around the island made me realize how much fun it would've been to get off and explore for a few hours.

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Fremont, California
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1,699 reviews 1,699 reviews
1,065 attraction reviews
995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have visited Crater Lake a number of times, latest being September 2014. The breathtaking views of scenic Wizard Island is amazing, it is a volcanic cinder cone which forms an island. The height of it reaches 6,933 feet.

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Golden, Colorado
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233 reviews 233 reviews
68 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The views you can get from the water are only available by ... getting to the water! The only ways to do that are to do the Wizard Island tour/drop off (only one place you can do that.... here!), or to do the boat tour (3 hours). The late shoulder season (1 week long) only allows either Wizard Island stop... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
359 helpful votes 359 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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