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Crater Lake National Park

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
Phone Number: +1 (541) 594-3000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.

Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.

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Refreshing and beautiful

I loved the talk by the Ranger about the history of the lake. We went camping in the park and it was quite cool at night but great sleeping weather with a warm enough sleeping... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
waddy54
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Athens, Ohio
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Athens, Ohio
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the talk by the Ranger about the history of the lake. We went camping in the park and it was quite cool at night but great sleeping weather with a warm enough sleeping bag. The color of the lake was amazing and it is 2000 ft deep. One of the deepest lakes in b the US. I was... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The smell of evergreen fills the air and, yes, Crater Lake is a beautiful blue. What you don't get a sense of in photos, though, is the very steep and dramatic shoreline. Spectacular!

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is a few hours drive from Portland, OR. You can choose to dry from either sides of the Cascade Range. The Crater Lake is absolutely incredible.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had this on our bucket list and after we moved to WA we decided that it was time for a road trip to Crater lake. It took us 5 hours to get there and it was worth every second. Standing on the rim looking out at the deepest lake in North America was something we'll never forget. I over... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is most beautiful site in oregon, which should be a must for a tourist. since nothern rim is closed for tour due to snow, we went through south side and reached the rim roads leading to the park, the drive was through snow. the park village has a snack bar and a gift shop with rest rooms. you may... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the park in November, so the North gate and Rim Roads are closed in the park. You can expect plenty of snow above 5000 feet, but the Park Village that sits on the crater rim is open - they have a small snack bar, a gift shop, and plenty of vantage points to see the lake. Take... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here in late June during a road trip. The views were amazing - the sky was a bright blue to match the water. Even in late June, there was still snow (we couldn't drive around the crater) and we had a snowball fight at our first stop. We stayed at an inn about half an hour away from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I were doing a West Coast Road trip which involved a lot of eating and drinking, I thought it would be nice to break this up a little with a visit to Crater Lake to do some hiking. If you google Crater Lake the pictures are amazing, however nothing can prepare you for the scenery that awaits.... More 

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Phoenix,Az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bluest lake I have ever seen in my entire life. I dont how to describe it, it so mesmerzing. The deep green cone surrounded by the deep blue lake and along the edges with snow.We visited around June or August. All I knew, the snow was still on the ground. Very cold and windy. Got to run every now... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This National Park is well worth a visit! Unfortunately I visited in late October and only the south entrance and the Rim Village were open, so I could not enjoy the views from West and East Rim trails, but I definitely enjoyed the views from Rim Village. A suggestion: a visit in summer is definitely better. In late October it... More 

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