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“Breathtaking!”

Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake 3-Day Tour from Portland
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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 10 November 2017

My husband and I took a week-long road trip to Oregon and this was one of the first places in the state that we visited. It is stunning! No matter what your level of physical fitness, you can enjoy the scenery of this natural beauty! The perimeter drive has many pull-offs for viewing the lake and several of them have tourist information boards to make you aware of special features. We went on a weekday in October so there wasn't a ton of traffic, but there was still a fair bit of people around. Be sure to bring a camera and perhaps binoculars. Though it was the start of October, there was a definite chill in the air and the wind was strong. My husband and I were wearing sweatshirts, jeans, heavy socks, and scarves and we were comfortable. We drove the entire perimeter and pulled into nearly every observation point to take in the view, walk around, and take photos, so the full drive took us 2 1/2 hours at a VERY leisurely pace. The little village was closed when we were there, so if you are visiting in the off-season be sure to pack any snacks or other items you might need and fill your gas tank before you start your trip here. It didn't seem like there were any stores or gas stations anywhere nearby. If you are going to visit Oregon, be sure to put this on the top of your "to do" list! You will be glad you did!

Thank K S
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great day. Had a clear day to see the lake in between the smoke of the fires surrounding the area. Beautiful scenery, hundreds of butterflies, clear skies.

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

So happy had a chance to visit Crater Lake, the only national park in Oregon. The lake was super blue and clear. The national park boat tour was amazing, good tour guide. Boat tour only operates in summer.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We were excited that we were finally going to get an opportunity to visit Crater Lake. It was a slow and winding road from Eugene, Oregon; but boy was it worth it. We even enjoyed the scenery on our way up the mountain. When we finally made it to the top, we followed Rim Drive which is a 33-mile loop road around the caldera rim around the lake. We pulled over and took photos from various points. It still had remnants of a snow that occurred the prior week but we were thankful that it was a clear, cold, and windy day but we were able to see the gorgeous blue water. We also stopped at the gift shop and cafe at Rim Village. There were some great photo opportunities behind Rim Village too! This definitely is a must see kind of place! Don't miss it!

Thank Joyflnoise
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Awesome views but wrap up warm. The extensive visitor facilities are welcoming and provide great information and large gift shop.

There are some great walks and extensive views in every direction but you need to wear sensible footwear.

The views changed as the clouds covered the sun and changed again as a light snow shower started.

Thank Terry H
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