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Wizard Island

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Island in Crater Lake.

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Take the boat ride for the best views of the island

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sirenbhd1979
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Sirenbhd1979
Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank MLJones
Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank spospk
Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank AlaskansinOR
Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Dawn D
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Sheba42
Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular remnant of Mt. Mazama's last eruption. There are boat trips available to the island but it's a one mile walk down to the boat landing which in turn means a one mile climb back up.

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Thank landofar
Netarts, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cinder cone is an amazing view from one of the pull-outs along rim-drive. You can take a boat tour over to it, but there is limited availability and the accessibility is very difficult to get to the boat landing.

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Thank LoriL15
Coos Bay, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "cone" island on Crater Lake is great for photos. It is like the identifying point for the Lake.

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