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

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WOW! Fantastic!!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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152 reviews 152 reviews
55 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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849 reviews 849 reviews
562 attraction reviews
1,282 helpful votes 1,282 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
175 helpful votes 175 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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407 reviews 407 reviews
181 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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1,372 helpful votes 1,372 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
73 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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