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Wizard Island

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR

Island in Crater Lake.

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Visit to crater lake

Stunning. Don't miss this. The beauty is something that is not easy to describe. Stay at Timberline lodge if it is available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LeeAnn L
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stunning. Don't miss this. The beauty is something that is not easy to describe. Stay at Timberline lodge if it is available.

Thank LeeAnn L
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wizard Island gives crater lake a cool perspective. If you want to visit the island you have to hike down the trail (not good for small children). Then take the boat tour that will drop you off at the island where you will have to hang out for a while and wait for the afternoon boat tour to pick you... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good viewing at the Watchman Overlook. The lake water was crystal blue and it was so calm and peaceful that it reflected the entail crater rim.

Thank VT94588
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The best way to see the island is to take the boat tour. Get online early and try to reserve as soon as possible as the spots fill up quickly in summer. You can take a tour of the lake or get dropped off on the island and picked back up 3 hrs later. How many other opportunities are you... More 

1 Thank Sirenbhd1979
Bend, Oregon
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We booked our overnight stay a year ahead so we could do this boat ride and hike. We booked the boat ride as soon as they emailed us that we could submit a 'request for reservation'. When the Bybee fire started a week before we were concerned, but it turned out to be a non-issue the day we went--blue skies,... More 

4 Thank MLJones
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Our kids needed a break from hiking, so we did the boat tour around the lake which included a 3 hour stop at the island. We ended up hiking to the top and it's pretty darn amazing to see the view of the interior of the lake from this point. Our kids also had a great time jumping into the... More 

Thank spospk
Ashland, Oregon
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96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

The boat trip over to Wizard Island is well worth the price (shuttle is $30. with tour (highly recommended) $57). On the island you can hike to the top -- a strenusous 1 mi. switch-back with 700 ft. altitude gain, hike around other parts of the island, swim off the dock or rocks or just enjoy the views. Need water... More 

Thank AlaskansinOR
Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

The boat tour drops you off and you have about 2 to 3 hours to explore before returning to the boat and continuing on around the lake for more history and interesting facts about the lake. You can hike to Fumerole Bay about .8 miles - be sure to have good shoes as the trail is mostly rock. The other... More 

Thank Dawn D
Spokane, Washington
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I love Crater Lake. There is something fascinating about being inside a volcano crater. We took the boat tour around the lake. Our tour guide hyped up the idea of hiking to the top of Wizard Island to get a closer look at the source of the volcanic explosion that blew up this mountain. I was a kid at the... More 

Thank Sheba42
Augusta, Georgia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

My wife and I recently returned from a 10-day trip to Oregon and our visit to the top of Wizard Island was not only the highlight for that trip, but was one of the best hikes we have ever had the opportunity to do. However, advance planning is required. Also, please note that the boat trips to the island end... More 

5 Thank Augusta_Chuck

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