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Wizard Island

Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Wizard Island boat tours were cancelled

Just a heads up that when we visited on July 14th (first day of the boat tours) all Wizard Island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellevue, Washington
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Nature at its best

The day we saw Wizard Island it was half covered in snow and looked beautiful. Driving around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janice L
Perth, Australia
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Crater Lake National Park, OR

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a heads up that when we visited on July 14th (first day of the boat tours) all Wizard Island tours were cancelled due to the discovery of a damaged boat.

1  Thank StephH67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The day we saw Wizard Island it was half covered in snow and looked beautiful. Driving around the arum Rd we were able to view the island from different angles. Although similar each view was different. The island added the final touch to a very...More

Thank Janice L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Absolutely beautiful views, outstanding, well worth going. Sapphire blue waters trapped in this enormous crater. The drive around the rim is an absolute must do.

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 8 April 2017

WIZARD ISLAND takes the form of a small volcano, with a tiny caldera, situated in the middle of a humongous volcano, known as Mount Mazama which has a humongous caldera, known as Crater Lake. The tiny caldera on Wizard Island does not contain any pond...More

5  Thank TomBrody
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Another product of the collapse super volcano Mount Mazama is Wizard Island. Located on the west side of Crater Lake, the island was formed as a cinder cone. Another pristine and beautiful component of the geological event it is easily viewed from outside the cafe'....More

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Our tour of Crater Lake was not only breath taking, the history of the area was fascinating! We went the entire perimeter of the lake and stopped in a couple of visitor centers - food not so great so pack a lunch!

2  Thank PleasuresoftheNW
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Magical...mother natures wonderment at work here...a must stop for a variety of pictures...and videos...

Thank blowhole2010
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unfortunately when we were visiting the boat trips to the island were not operating, but I would definitely go if they were. It would give a unique view of the crater from inside it.

1  Thank Nan90
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

At the park there is a boat tour that stops at Wizard Island which, if you have a few hours is well worth the time. The hike down and more importantly back up from the lake surface where the boats are is a bit strenuous...More

3  Thank Horsfallpics
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Wizard Island is a cinder cone and predominate feature in Crater Lake. We were unable to take the boat to the island due to recent knee surgery. The route to get to the landing is a 1-mile trail from the rim to the water. There...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
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17 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
Dear visitor from Wales. This is how to get your reservation for the boat to Wizard Island. Just go into the main lodge. In the lobby of the lodge, there is a special computer for making your reservation on the boat. It... More
10 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
A private company operates the boats. The private company is called craterlakelodges. Anyway, they provide this information: "Weather permitting, the boat cruises are scheduled to operate daily from June 23 through... More