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“Fantastic Lodge and Overlook”

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 July 30, 2014

Spent several days in the Crater Lake N.P. and highly recommend a stop at the lodge. What a wonderful experience and historical location. Even though we did not stay at the lodge on this trip, we have made reservations to stay in 2015. While there we sat in the rocking chairs overlooking the blue waters of Crater Lake. We were greeted by Dennis, who serves beverages and provides interesting information. Highly recommend taking an hour to chill out and enjoy the scene.

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Drove around lake and did some hiking. Just spent a few hours on our way back to the Oregon Coast. The weather was spectacular. We tried to get tickets for the boat tour around the lake but they were sold out. Must purchase in advance. Would have liked to have stayed in the lodge but must book far in advance.

1  Thank JaniceMaryland
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a beautiful park. The rim ride is stunning and a little scary. Very exciting. We took the trolley trip. Reasonably priced and it was nice to hear the guide talk a bit about the park and it's history. If you have the chance, take the trolley and have lunch at the Crater Lake Lodge. Enjoy the rocking chairs at the lodge while enjoying a cocktail. A perfect day in the national park.

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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.

1  Thank OctoberMark
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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.

2  Thank Frank T
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