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“Unique landscape!”

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 12 November 2017

The east rim drive was unfortunately closed when I was there due to snow/winter. Still, there are many vista point on the west rim drive road, you will not get disappointed...

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We drove the two-plus hours from Grants Pass to Crater Lake in mid-October, after a snowstorm deposited five inches of snow at this 8000-foot spot. I wished that I had brought shoes with more traction, since the paths were icy. It was also cold up there—in the low 30s. But the views were fantastic!

The informational signs were very good, providing facts about depth, clarity, and wildlife.

There's a visitor's center here, but the food is overpriced and not that great, although there are a few interesting souvenirs in the gift shop.

The perimeter drive wasn't allowed then, nor was the northern entrance open—preventing us from taking a shorter route to Eugene later.

And don't fail to stop, as you head north east, at the Natural Bridge and the Rogue River Gorge. Both are well worth your time!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Everyone comments on how blue the lake is. It is because the other colors of the spectrum are absorbed! Blue wavelengths are scattered and seen by human eyes. The lake is 6 miles wide and almost 2000 ft. deep -- the deepest in the U.S. Be sure to take the rim drive to see the lake from various vantage points. You'll take so many beautiful pictures!

Thank Junebug937
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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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