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Beautiful to look at but tough to visit

Wizard Island gives crater lake a cool perspective. If you want to visit the island you have to... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Thomasja37
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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
via mobile
Crater Lake landscape is the only one of its kind in America

Good viewing at the Watchman Overlook. The lake water was crystal blue and it was so calm and... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
VT94588
,
Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Wizard Island gives crater lake a cool perspective. If you want to visit the island you have to hike down the trail (not good for small children). Then take the boat tour that will drop you off at the island where you will have to...More

3  Thank Thomasja37
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good viewing at the Watchman Overlook. The lake water was crystal blue and it was so calm and peaceful that it reflected the entail crater rim.

1  Thank VT94588
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The best way to see the island is to take the boat tour. Get online early and try to reserve as soon as possible as the spots fill up quickly in summer. You can take a tour of the lake or get dropped off on...More

3  Thank Adventuredawgs
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We booked our overnight stay a year ahead so we could do this boat ride and hike. We booked the boat ride as soon as they emailed us that we could submit a 'request for reservation'. When the Bybee fire started a week before we...More

16  Thank MLJones
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our kids needed a break from hiking, so we did the boat tour around the lake which included a 3 hour stop at the island. We ended up hiking to the top and it's pretty darn amazing to see the view of the interior of...More

Thank spospk
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The boat trip over to Wizard Island is well worth the price (shuttle is $30. with tour (highly recommended) $57). On the island you can hike to the top -- a strenusous 1 mi. switch-back with 700 ft. altitude gain, hike around other parts of...More

1  Thank AlaskansinOR
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The boat tour drops you off and you have about 2 to 3 hours to explore before returning to the boat and continuing on around the lake for more history and interesting facts about the lake. You can hike to Fumerole Bay about .8 miles...More

3  Thank Dawn D
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

I love Crater Lake. There is something fascinating about being inside a volcano crater. We took the boat tour around the lake. Our tour guide hyped up the idea of hiking to the top of Wizard Island to get a closer look at the source...More

Thank Sheba42
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I recently returned from a 10-day trip to Oregon and our visit to the top of Wizard Island was not only the highlight for that trip, but was one of the best hikes we have ever had the opportunity to do. However,...More

13  Thank Augusta_Chuck
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Spectacular remnant of Mt. Mazama's last eruption. There are boat trips available to the island but it's a one mile walk down to the boat landing which in turn means a one mile climb back up.

Thank landofar
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siocledpoeth
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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
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montgk09
10 April 2017|
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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
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