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Crater Lake National Park

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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+1 (541) 594-3000
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Natalie B
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome view and a great time.. Took my parents and they loved it. This was in my bucket list for a longtime...

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South Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a great day trip to a very beautiful lake area...take the time to drive the rim...it's worth the time...be sure to take in the 'needles' it's a wonderment of nature...pack a lunch and some treats...it's a full day's trip...

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is beautiful and huge! The deepest freshwater lake in North America helps account for the bright blue color. I went in May, there was still 5-20 feet of snow in places, but the roads up to the rim were cleared. I camped near the rim and was able to get some incredible sunrise photos.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Park lies to the North of CA in OR, off the beaten track. We stayed at the Lodge which was excellent.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way north to the redwoods & decided to take a side trip to Crater Lake. Really glad we did. Took a full day there to drive the loop. Couldn't get a room in the lodge, so we stayed in Shady Cove. The loop drive is easy & beautiful. Lots of overlooks with great views. Wish we... More 

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