There are numerous stops along the Rim Drive to take in different views of the lake. If you are short with time and only want the very best view points, then just stop at the pullout just north of Watchman's Peak and also the Rim Village/Crater Lake Lodge, perhaps with the Phantom Ship viewpoint too. The pullout north of Watchman's Peak gives you the best and closest view of the Wizard Island. The short trail near the Rim Village and Crater Lake Lodge gives the best views of the shoreline around the Watchman's Peak area, which are most impressive in early morning, with reflections of the Peak and shoreline in the deep blue lake. But if you have the time do take the Garfield Peak trail (allowing 2 hours roundtrip), which gives you even better views than any of the viewpoints along the Rim Drive.
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