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Crater Lake National Park

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Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rim drive” (226 reviews)
“wizard island” (176 reviews)
“boat tour” (150 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Crater Lake National Park, OR
+1 541-594-3000
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Reviewed August 29, 2015

Well worth the drive to see the lake. It is gorgeous and the only trouble that we had was the wildfires were close and the Western and Northern views were closed. A must see while you are close.

Thank Nanacyc
Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place. Spent two days here. Recommend staying at the lodge. We stayed in Medford and it was a long drive. Very winding roads and slow speed limit. Recommend the Garfield hike. Also do the boat tour. Very informative.

Thank kwhitmer
Reviewed August 28, 2015

I think this may be the most beautiful place I've ever seen. The drive around the lake is amazing. Every stop you get a slightly different look at the lake and its magnificent colours. My only regret is that there was so much smoke from...More

Thank umpiredice
Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful lakes with very blue water. Today it was shrouded by the smoke from the current fires. Wait until the fires are extinguished before coming. We have been here before so know how beautiful it really is. Put it...More

Thank Arlene D
Reviewed August 28, 2015

Wow, what a beautiful place - absolutely amazing and spectacular scenery. You're able to hike around the rim to take the view in from all sides. Wish I could come back and experience it in the winter time. A definite must see.

Thank PerthVicki50
Reviewed August 28, 2015

This defines why our National Parks are a national treasure...a MUST do for anyone in the Pacific NW area. It's quite a drive to get there...cyclists...best ride is from the Ranger's center up to the Rim and around the rim clockwise (for about 7 miles)...best...More

Thank MaryAnnCycle-60
Reviewed August 26, 2015

enjoyed very much driving around the lake. all views are beautiful. worth to visit. water has deeeeep colors. just relax viewing it. chipmunks and birds around it are cute

Thank someone_from_redmond
Reviewed August 26, 2015

It's as gorgeous as all the pictures make it look. I only wish we could have spent more time here. One thing to make sure you do is hike down to the water and jump in the lake. When else will you ever get to...More

Thank Pam A
Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had heard the water was blue, but the water was a stunning, incredible blue that I could not stop looking back at. The park was clean, the staff friendly. The overlooks were breathtaking. Be sure to see the short film at the Steel Visitor...More

Thank maestra1985
Reviewed August 25, 2015

Crater lake is a jewel of a park! It is absolutely gorgeous and the nicest part is that it is accessible to everyone regardless of your fitness level. You can sit on the porch at the lodge and marvel at the scenery or you can...More

Thank larkenRidgefield_CT
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332 reviews
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428 reviews
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125 reviews
1.59 miles away
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July 30, 2017|
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Response from SailoroftheStars | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as you plan on spending time seeing the lake from different vantage points, visiting for souvenirs and possibly eating then no problem. You need to start early in the morning.
July 7, 2017|
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Response from premkala16 | Reviewed this property |
Diamond lake has a lodge and camping. Is 8 miles from the park entrance. There are some small cabins at Union Creek which is about a 1/2 hour away. Union creek has a small cafe and a small store as well. Diamond lake... More