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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
Activities: Hiking
Description: Island in Crater Lake.

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Great crater lake national Park

must see place wonderful views colour of fresh water lake beautiful. there is a boat trip on lake around Wizard Island but a 1,000 climb down and back on a very hot day and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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wirral uk
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There are only two trails and both feature sharp volcanic rock. The hike to the summit also offers pumice (sand) to slog through. If you come in your flip-flops, you are going to be miserable. My husband and son easily hiked to the summit and loved the views. I took my 5 year old to the bay. While it seems... More 

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wirral uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

must see place wonderful views colour of fresh water lake beautiful. there is a boat trip on lake around Wizard Island but a 1,000 climb down and back on a very hot day and a dodgy hip couldn't do it

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Ely, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Once paying a big price to get here, it was enjoyable to spend the day and explore the island. Very quiet and peaceful. It is magical being on this lake and island. Great stop.

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The best part of his island (really a cinder cone volcano within the caldera) is the summit! After the hike up we had lunch sitting on the edge looking into the crater. You can hike down into it but we didn't, it's not very deep and only rubble at the bottom. We took the tour that also included the lake... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

So....... Wizard Island is a neat looking island from the rim drive, but since I didn't hike down to take a boat to it all I was able to do was look at it. Took pictures from every angle above, but again didn't get close enough to enjoy it.

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you are in Crater Lake during Summer, never miss a boat ride to Wizard Island. It is difficult trek but totally worth it. I booked it 3 weeks in advance and was there at Cleetwood Cove trail parking lot an hour before the departure of the boat. Be sure to take a printout instead of relying on your phone... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A small Island in crater lake. Need to do a difficult hike to get to the bottom of the crater. to get to this island. Worth the effort and will get a different prespective of the lake from this island

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

There is nothing like it!! A natural wonder, in the midst of deep, deep water that is the bluest blue!!! What a beautiful sight.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wizard Island is the volcanic cinder cone rising from the caldera that forms the bottom of Crater Lake and gets its name from its resemblance to a pointy sorcerer’s hat. Rising 760 feet (232m) above the surface of the lake, it is the iconic geological formation that has probably been included in virtually every image ever made of Crater Lake.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Wizard Island is a cinder cone located inside Crater Lake. Wizard Island is located to the southwest side of the lake. Wizard Island can be enjoyed in various ways. First, of course, is the view from the lodge. Second, is the view from one of the trails that circles around the rim of Crater Lake. Third, is from a boat.... More 

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Crater Lake National Park

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