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A must-do activity

The best way to see all of the lovely features of Crater Lake is to take the Rim Drive along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DonaldYokum
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Ventura, California
Easy drive with spectacular views, but watch the weather in October

We were there in October, and the weather snookered us. It was forecast for 52 degrees and might... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NikkiN777
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Medford, Oregon
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All reviews take your time both directions every turn park map pull over take pictures road construction west side different angles phantom ship overlook visitor center sun notch photo ops view of the lake closed due hiking trails cleetwood cove
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is an easy drive with many spectacular overlooks for pictures. Take the short hike at Sun Notch for a great view of the Phantom Ship

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Some of my best photos came from the pullouts along Rim Drive. Early morning or late afternoon are best for photos here. Sunrise and sunset can be especially spectacular.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

we took a full day and a half to make the trip around the lake and it was well worth the time. we stopped often and hiked a lot. use the park guide to help find some of the other spots to see as well

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Every turn you make along the rim of Crater Lake is worth a stop and photo shot. If you don't like driving Crater Lake offers a shuttle bus you can take instead of driving.

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Be sure to drive all of the Rim Drive and stop at all of the viewpoints/overlooks. Each stop is unique and offers a different perspective on Crater lake and its environs. Where there are short trail associated with the viewpoints, they are well worth taking--especially Sunrise Notch, Pinnacle, Watchman's Peak, and discovery Point. If you are up to a real hike, I would recommend Mt. Scott and Garfield Peak..

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