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Crater Lake National Park

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
Phone Number: +1 (541) 594-3000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.

Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.

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Was not sure if the Park would be open mid March due to snow but as luck would have it they had just clear the south entrance up to the crater the day before. (Call the Park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was not sure if the Park would be open mid March due to snow but as luck would have it they had just clear the south entrance up to the crater the day before. (Call the Park beforehand if going during the snow season) The long trip up through the south entrance was incredibly beautiful with walls of snow 12-15... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is just one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The intensity of the blue water against the dark volcanic rocks is remarkable. We walked down to the observation point and then stopped along the rim to the nearest point to wizard island. Unfortunately the trail to the lake is closed at the moment so we... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This national park had a postcard view every way you turn. Was just outstanding and easy to see the major points of interest. Nothing of interest required an extensive hike. The junior ranger program was also great.

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Thank bubba65
North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a first time visitor i would recommend going with someone who can act as a tour guide. We got a map of the crater lake which was of great help. Roads narrow so careful driving highly recommended. We hiked down 1700 feet to the lake and took a boat ride around the lake which takes about an hour. I... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to Crater Lake several times and returned this yr. What a wonderful place. I camped in the Mazama camp ground and it's very nice. There are many trails to hike on and a rim drive with many pull offs to enjoy one spectacular view after another. The park changes through the day because of the light and what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of all the places I've been to, I Crater Lake National Park ranks in the top 5. It is breathtakingly beautiful and just amazing how such a picturesque creation is right in our back yard. If you've never been to Crater Lake National Park, you should. I've been to the park when there is lots of snow and again came... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tent camped for two nights and saw all the sites crater lake has to offer. Beautiful place and is like no where ever seen. Although quite a bit of construction we still had a fabulous time. This is definitely one of the american beauties.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at the park through the South entrance after driving for a number of miles through the surrounding national forest. The cost of admission is $15/car unless you have a National Parks pass. You are provided a map of the park and a Crater Lake newspaper as you enter. Use the Crater Lake newspaper you are given to plan... More 

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Thank Illinois_John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a beautiful national park. We arrived around 10 and were lucky to get a bus shuttle to the cleetwood cove trail - the parking lot there is closed currently as they're improving it, so you can't drive there yourself. From there it was a short (if pretty tiring at this altitude) hike down to the boat jetty... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You've seen the photos. The clear blue-it's-almost-too-blue color to the Lake captured in photographs and film. While I am typically unimpressed with color (the green of Ireland, the white of the Taj Majal) the color of this Lake is truly a wonder to leave you breathless. It is color I have yet to find in any bodies of water across... More 

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