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“Beautiful”

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.
Phoenix
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic place. We caught it when it was a clear day, cool, with a slight breeze so the lake was visible. Our daughter went once it was covered with clouds and was disappointed. We only drove the west side of the lake but it was totally worth it.

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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“Bluer than blue”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nature has a way of being both destructive and creative at the same time and Crater lake is one of those events. Around 7700 years ago Mount Mazama (?) erupted leaving a massive crater that, over the years, has filled with rain and snow-melt to form the deepest and purest lake in the USA. It is one of those sights that really does 'take my breath away'. We drove the entire rim. shopping occasionally for what the Americans call a 'vista point' and also for a wonderful picnic stop. The photos look like I've been at the 'Photoshop' tools but they are all real, down to the buzzard perched atop a dead tree.

Unlike many of America's attractions this one has no gizmos, no pressure - it is truly wonderful.

Visited July 2014
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SF Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Check weather at peak”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful drive. Unfortunately the day we got there, extensive fog engulfed the lake, so we couldn't see as much of lake as would have liked; much less, the blueness of the water. Would recommend checking the weather on the mountain before taking drive.

Visited July 2014
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Cabool, Missouri
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“A National Treasure”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We drove around the entire rim of Crater Lake stopping at all of the overlooks, and loved it all, the water is so blue and is framed by Mountains.

Visited July 2014
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Clackamas, Oregon
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“Crater Lake”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

The drive to Crater Lake from Sutherlin is about an hour and 50 mins. We took Hwy 138 and it is the scenic route and it lives up to it's name. Very pretty drive.
The lake is beautiful and the surroundings were just awesome.

Visited July 2014
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