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“Stupendous”

Crater Lake National Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

One of the most awesome sights in America after the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Go. Be REALLY careful on the narrow roads and be aware that there are very few options for food/fuel, bathrooms, etc. other than at the lodge and the Mazama Village. If you can, get there for sunrise on the west rim or sunset on the east rim.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I enjoyed the visitor center's film and drive around the crater. There are many places to stop and view the beautiful blue water. Be sure to travel clockwise so you don't have to cross traffic to pull off at the overlooks. My favorite sight after the blueness of the water was the Phantom Ship. I wish the boat ride was not closed for the season when I was there. I think that would have been impressive!

Thank CaptAllie
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Beautiful lake with amazingly blue water ... but don't go on a public holiday. We happened to be there on Labor Day week-end and it was full of visitors. The road round the lake was very busy. We were surprised that the National Park staff didn't limit numbers arriving at the park. I think there may be plans to do this in future. We decided to stop at the Pinnacles where there was a trail and fewer people. The rock formations left over from volcanic activity were spectacular, so worth the trip after all. The trail led to the original entrance to the Park, so that was interesting too. You don't have to walk far to lose the crowds!

Thank fxluk
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Over the years we have probably driven by Crater Lake 20 times, rushing to see another attraction, what a mistake.
We have all seen the pictures, and thought that it would be something to see but I have to tell you the pictures simply do not do it justice!
Breathtaking, awesome , stunning, beautiful, spectacular, spellbinding all are just words compared to the feeling you get at any viewpoint on the Crater Lake Loop.
Make a point of seeing this, dont drive past it again, we sure wont.

Thank PrinterPete
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This crater is beautiful! The water mirrors the sky, it is a True Blue! The rim drive of the crater is an easy drive, as we came in from the North and you can't believe how big the crater is until you have driven it. Being that we were there in August, there were quite a few tourists and I understand that Crater Lake is open year round, you just have to use the south entrance when snow covers the rim drive in winter. We heard of people taking the boat out to the island in the middle and they enjoyed the trip.

Thank joenkristi
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