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Wizard Island

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR

Island in Crater Lake.

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Stunning Views

Absolutely beautiful views, outstanding, well worth going. Sapphire blue waters trapped in this enormous crater. The drive around the rim is an absolute must do.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian P
Consett, United Kingdom

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Consett, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful views, outstanding, well worth going. Sapphire blue waters trapped in this enormous crater. The drive around the rim is an absolute must do.

Thank Ian P
Berkeley, California
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WIZARD ISLAND takes the form of a small volcano, with a tiny caldera, situated in the middle of a humongous volcano, known as Mount Mazama which has a humongous caldera, known as Crater Lake. The tiny caldera on Wizard Island does not contain any pond of its own. Wizard Island is actually not anywhere near the middle of Crater Lake.... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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650 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another product of the collapse super volcano Mount Mazama is Wizard Island. Located on the west side of Crater Lake, the island was formed as a cinder cone. Another pristine and beautiful component of the geological event it is easily viewed from outside the cafe'. Stretching nearly 7000' up it is covered in pines. It is majestic against the sapphire... More 

Woodburn, Oregon
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Our tour of Crater Lake was not only breath taking, the history of the area was fascinating! We went the entire perimeter of the lake and stopped in a couple of visitor centers - food not so great so pack a lunch!

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South Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Magical...mother natures wonderment at work here...a must stop for a variety of pictures...and videos...

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Melbourne, Australia
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178 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unfortunately when we were visiting the boat trips to the island were not operating, but I would definitely go if they were. It would give a unique view of the crater from inside it.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

At the park there is a boat tour that stops at Wizard Island which, if you have a few hours is well worth the time. The hike down and more importantly back up from the lake surface where the boats are is a bit strenuous but pleasant enough. If you visit Crater Lake go for the whole ball of wax... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Wizard Island is a cinder cone and predominate feature in Crater Lake. We were unable to take the boat to the island due to recent knee surgery. The route to get to the landing is a 1-mile trail from the rim to the water. There are numerous viewpoints around the rim to get a great view of the island. Merriam... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Just Spectacular..... A must see for all. This view is truly amazing, we took a boat tour so we were able to get very close to Wizard Island.

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Austin, Texas
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537 reviews
346 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Wizard Island is the big island in the middle of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park. My husband and I visited Crater Lake National Park on a Sunday. The water is a beautiful blue in the lake and around the Wizard Island. Be aware Crater Lake National Park is extreme crowded on the weekends, even in September. Rim Drive... More 

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