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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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Apopka, FL
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225 reviews 225 reviews
136 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Suisun City, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Wizard Island was formed over 7,500 years ago when the volcano erupted and exploded causing to top of the volcano to collapse within itself and over time, filled with water from rain and snow fall.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We just visited in May 2014 and were taking picks of Wizard Island from Crater Lake Lodge viewpoint. Soon after we did the rim drive we noticed the clouds coming in so check weather before you go.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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171 reviews 171 reviews
116 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
88 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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