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“Breathtaking”

Crater Lake National Park
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$685.00*
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3-Day Tour from Portland to Crater Lake
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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.
Olympic National Park, Washington
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

A place you must put on your "bucket"list. If possible visit in September, less crowds & kids. Make sure you go out at night & look up at the sky, so many stars & if you're lucky the Milky Way over the Lake. If staying at the Lodge ask for a room on the Lake side,you'll be glad you did.

Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Beautiful Blue water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My first trip to Crater Lake was as a child, the season had just opened and the snow was still very high, The contrast of deep blue against very white snow was amazing! More recently I decided to take a friend and explore more deeply the areas around the lake. First I recommend anyone going take a good look at the Crater Lake Lodge. It sits on the Rim over looking to the lake on one side and a Mountain Meadow on the other side... wild flowers scattered the meadow making both scenes lovely and relaxing! the Room was so beautiful with an old claw-foot bathtub, decorated with photos of the past from the area... one window overlooked the Lake. Downstairs in the main lobby beautiful bark-covered trees act as pillars, and a roaring fire in the giant rock fireplace added ambiance to the room. For an afternoon excursion we drove down to the pinnacles an incredible site as well... as tall pillars seem to raise up for no reason out of a canyon there... very worth the trip and hiking around the area. So much to see, so little time, one could really spend weeks exploring and not be satisfied. Food is available as well as a gift shop, but be prepared for high prices. Bringing food is a great idea, especially for hikes.. and plenty of bottled water.

Visited September 2012
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Johnson CIty, TN
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“A Must See National Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Crater Lake National Park must be seen to be believed. The lake, which is 1900 feet deep, is a sapphire blue color unlike any other I've ever seen. The rim drive is 39 miles of incredible views. This is a destination for everyone's Bucket List!

Visited September 2012
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Graham, Texas
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Crater Lake is a definite "got-to-see" place. The color of the lake is unbelievable. I really enjoyed the scenic drive around the rim. Glad I got there just before the snow came in. Beautiful! I want to come back and take the boat ride.

Visited October 2012
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Medford, Oregon
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“Crater Lake one of the natural wonders of the world.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Crater Lake is probably the most beautiful and amazing sights I have ever seen. from above the trail leading to the lake itself you can see the lake with many colors; ranging from the bluest blue to the greenest green, and all the the colors in between. and if you dare to climb down the winding treacherous trail you will see the most amazing thing. the water is so crystal clear you can see the schools of fish swimming in the water. Oh my such a awesome sight for sore eyes to see. But watch , out after u have seen everything there is to see, your climb up the trail will make u realize just how steep the trail really is, but it was all worth it.. When u get back to the top of the trail you will thank God for helping you survive the climb back, and for his beautiful creation!

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