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Crater Lake National Park
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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 6 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived just as a fire had started days before so our view of the lake was somewhat impeded but it was all part of the experience. The campground itself is well organized and the bathrooms are clean. It did get quite cold in the tent even though it was august so be prepared for that. The key sights were quite busy but the rim road is long enough that you can always find a spot that is quieter to enjoy a snack or lunch. The hike down to the lake is well with it (but beware it is a hike not a walk, especially on the way back!). The best part was getting an eye level perspective of the lake (along with a cool swim). We loved it and would love to come back to see it in the winter as well.

Thank elpeekay
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Very serene, peaceful, beautiful place to visit. We hiked down near the water and around the top. The water is unbelievably blue and still. There is a visitor center nearby with information about the area and a gift shop and bathroom facilities but this area is unspoiled as of this time. I would definitely recommend a visit to Crater Lake.

Thank Torrie N
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We were lucky with the weather. Clear crisp blue sky, not a cloud in site, which made the lake every more beautiful with the reflection as well. Some of rim was closed, but we were lucky that we could manage most of it. There was snow on the ground, but the roads had been cleared so could access most areas. Wouldn't miss this for the world.

Thank palane52
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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...

Thank MGCPH
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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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