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Wizard Island

Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Island in Crater Lake.
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Island in Crater Lake.
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Avon, Ohio
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798 reviews 798 reviews
520 attraction reviews
1,091 helpful votes 1,091 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
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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Indialantic, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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380 reviews 380 reviews
172 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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2,098 reviews 2,098 reviews
1,282 attraction reviews
1,225 helpful votes 1,225 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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243 reviews 243 reviews
72 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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Portland, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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