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Crater Lake National Park

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Crater Lake National Park, OR
+1 541-594-3000
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Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“Amazing natural gift”
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“Simply Beautiful”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Crater Lake National Park, OR
+1 541-594-3000
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

We added 500 miles to our trip so that we could see the deepest lake in the United States. It was beautiful and I only wish that we could have stayed longer.

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Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I lost a bet when I asserted with conviction that this lake was made by a comet. After almost no research, we discovered it was in fact created by a volcano. You'll love it!

1  Thank Kait M
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Note that as of third week August 2015 the north entrance has been closed for two weeks for an ongoing fire (which you can learn more about in the park). This added an hour to our time to get to the park as we were...More

3  Thank syzygymfl
Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a beautiful national park and worth visiting at any time except when there is a wildlife in its NW corner. The road into the park from the north was closed when we were there. Lodging anywhere close to the park is hard to...More

2  Thank LMom1
Reviewed August 20, 2015

The air is so fresh and the water is so blue. It doesn't even seem real. Every direction looks like a post card! I wasn't expecting the old buildings, especially the operational hotel. Looks like it's from the movie: The Shinning, but it isn't. Enjoyed...More

1  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I am writing this quick review to say that...YES...you can drive the rim road around the crater. You have to enter the park by 62 on the southwest corner. There was only a very slight haze from the forest fires. The worst was near the...More

1  Thank OHtravels
Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is perhaps the most beautiful natural wonder in the U.S. The lake is ink blue in color due to its depth (19,00 feet), the deepest lake in the world. It is six miles in width in most places. The views from the rim are...More

1  Thank Prabhakar K
Reviewed August 19, 2015

So beautiful! The lake is much bigger and much, much bluer than I thought it would be. I could not get enough of just looking at the bright blue water!

1  Thank ColoradoSunshine88
Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was the most beautiful lake that I have ever seen. There are chipmunks everywhere ! It was very peaceful and calm and quite amazing!!! It was well worth the trip!

1  Thank 859Beth
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I love the National Parks, and Crater Lake was spectacular. The boat ride with the views looking up and the informative ranger on board was the highlight of the trip, although some will find the very steep 1.1 mile hike back up from the dock...More

1  Thank Charles C
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Aditi A
Hi, What should i pack for crater lake? I am going next week. Is it still snowy?
May 18, 2017|
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Response from CATTSAR | Reviewed this property |
The weather should be more mild but there will still be plenty of snow. I was there in August one year and there was still snow. Check with the visitors center for current issues and conditions.
Hi...am.planning to visit Crater lake in last weekend of May. Would it still snow?
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Cheri A | Reviewed this property |
No, it won't snow. The weather should be nice and warm. It won't be cold.
I will visit to San Francisco during this May. May I know how to go to Crater Lake Park?
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you take your time and see more of the beautiful sites in the western US. On the route the lake you can hit Yosemite Park and Mt. Shasta. Neither one is far out of the and since your coming this far it would be... More