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Beautiful drive

We drove from the South, along the West rim and out to the North. There are plenty of plces to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve W
,
Nelson, New Zealand
Great views with lots of stops

Early June east side of rim drive was closed still because of the snow remaining on that side of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JBK101
,
Versailles, Indiana
via mobile
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
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  • Average1%
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“take your time” (21 reviews)
“take pictures” (17 reviews)
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"take your time"
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"phantom ship overlook"
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"enjoy the scenery"
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"view of the lake"
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"closed due"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove from the South, along the West rim and out to the North. There are plenty of plces to stiop and admire the view and in early June there wasn't too much traffic but I imagine it gets pretty crowded at times.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Early June east side of rim drive was closed still because of the snow remaining on that side of the park. Still worth the trip around lots of spaces to stop along the way and enjoy the awesome views.

Thank JBK101
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my daughter did the drive around Crater Lake. Take your time and stop along the way, if you have the time. Lots of places to take pictures.

Thank doug6458
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The west end drive is open and today was spectacular weather. You could see forever. Many pullouts to stop and take photos! The devils backbone was sharp and clear and you could view the entire crater lake.

1  Thank Gayle E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were plenty of places to sto/park, and take photos of Crater Lake from the west side of Rim Drive. The lake is beautiful and worth a trip. But I think I would try to make a trip in July/August timeframe to be able to...More

Thank Lanamamaomaha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rim drive gave us another great view to the beautiful lake. We checked out a short walking trail surrounding the lake. Lots of parking at the visitor center. I believe there was a gift shop and a food place there too.

Thank Prerak P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive around the rim was spectacular. Road was excellent with plenty of spots for pictures. Lots of traffic but not too bad. Snow on both sides of road but the ploughing was pefect.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped on our way from Bend, Oregon to California. Even though the road around the lake was still closed due to snow, you could get up to the Lodge and Discovery Point. It was a beautiful clear day so the view was magnificent. If...More

3  Thank CarolinaBlonde
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

WAnted to take a boat trip but later found out that we had to book it in advance. Hiking down to the water is very nice. hiking back is tough but totally worth it. Love the rim drive.

Thank Fay W
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were fortunate enough to be driven around the rim, as it is difficult to know where to look next. Take your time and stop at all the viewpoints.

Thank Terry H
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