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Crater Lake National Park

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.

Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.

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One of the most beautiful lakes in the world

Crater Lake must be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. In early May we could get further than Rim Village (because of the snow) but really offered stunningly beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jan R
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Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crater Lake must be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. In early May we could get further than Rim Village (because of the snow) but really offered stunningly beautiful views over the lake. White snow and deep blue lake made a great contrast. Truly beautiful.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived later in the day and was stopped by construction for a half hour. A construction flag man told us to walk up the hill and take a look at the lake and view of the crater. He also pointed out a hawk hunting and perched in a tree. Hard to believe and describe the view pictures don't do it... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss out on this, when in the area. It is better than on any picture you have seen. Admire the incredible blue of the lake and the view from Watchman. There is a very special flora of wildflowers in early summer Take it easy and surround the entire lake with lots of stops and hikes to enjoy many... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

October 15, 2016. This was our second visit to Crater Lake National Park. Our first visit was an amazing visit with perfect weather but we unfortunately arrived just after the parks first major snow storm and we were only able to drive into the park about three miles because all the roads were closed. They were having snow when we... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had seen a ton of photos of Crater Lake online and in magazines and I expected it to be beautiful, but when I drove up the road to the rim and I first laid eyes on the lake I was completely awestruck. The water was just as blue, if not more blue, as the photos I had seen. Being... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I met another couple the day before our trip in October that said they couldn't see it due to heavy snowfall. The next day we headed there with the sun shining. The drive up to the crater was gorgeous with crisp snowfall and blue skies. At the perimeter road, the direction that takes you to Watchman's Peak... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We got here just before the first snow of the season. It was less crowded, although our two nights in the RV were chilly, with near zero temperatures. We hiked up Mount Scott, which gave fantastic views of Crater Lake, and far beyond.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The place is amazing. The views incredible and when you learn how the lake is formed it blows your mind. Sadly the tourist experience was disappointing. We booked a boat trip which was an experience in itself; being sent from one place to another only to find a poor internet connection and then having to wait 4 hrs. We eventually... More 

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Cool, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Crater Lake National Park is one of those places that should be on everyone's must-see list. It is much smaller in scope than other landmarks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, or Yellowstone. But its uniqueness more than qualifies it for the A-list of National Park attractions. I would strongly suggest a viewing of the movie, which shows how Crater Lake... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went in the early summer and arrived via the north entrance. It was late in the day so we made reservations for the trolley tour the next day. We then spent some time hiking the area around hotel/restaurant/gift shop. We where grade that we took the tour because the guide was very informative and it is a hair raising... More 

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