Adventurous Things to Do in Crater Lake National Park

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  • Jelke
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
    Together with John the guide I had an amazing experience! He know a lot about the area!
    He picked me up from my stay and brought me back as well! The crater lake is a very nice hike, not to difficult :)

    If you want to get in contact with John his phone number is +254 708 803364
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • redhead_roaming
    Seattle, WA2,350 contributions
    Before traveling, while looking online, I was really confused as to what direction you're supposed to travel as I felt like I was reading vague posts about only being able to drive certain directions in some sections. Ignore that - you can drive both ways the entire way around.

    I think the Rim Drive is the main thing to do and the most bang for your buck, while in the park. They say to estimate about 2 hours to do the entire thing with stops & breaks and such, and I would say that's about accurate, though with babies in the car, we didn't do as many stopping/looking and got done much sooner.

    There are some areas you lose cell coverage but it's momentarily and it's not like you'll get lost while driving.

    We did a drive in crummy conditions with limited visibility and a drive with beautiful clear skies and both times, the drive was easy to do.
    Written April 6, 2022
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  • Cynthia K
    Westville, IN2,927 contributions
    This was the highlight of our vacation! Enjoyed the lake views. There's many overlooks & we stopped at all the ones with a view. My favorites were Sun Notch & The Watchman. You get a great view at Rim Village as well. Sinnott Memorial is outstanding!
    Written August 24, 2021
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  • Steve H
    331 contributions
    Excellent trail. It's a fairly steady descent down switchbacks. The climb back up is tough but doable without significant effort (I'm 64). At the bottom, the shoreline is quite rocky but right before the old dock is a very small beach with some "sand" that consists of small rocks. The water wasn't near as cold as I expected but then I only went in up to my shins. The water is amazingly clear. I consider this a must do!
    Written March 12, 2022
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  • 2rollon
    California491 contributions
    Friend and I took this hike early first thing in the morning. Hike up to some time, friend walks slow. Once on top the views are magical. We found resting spot and just sat before heading down. Walk down much faster that up. Ha ha.
    We recommend taking this hike for the great views.
    Written July 29, 2021
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  • LarryMcVA
    Alexandria, VA6 contributions
    Take the full tour around the lake. It stops at Wizard Island and goes through the Phantom Ship among other things. The climb back up after the trip is 1 mile and 700 feet of elevation. With the elevation and sun, I ran thru my water quickly and even the ranger refilling our bottles was not enough. So double what you think you might need. But the boat ride is well worth the time.
    Written October 15, 2021
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