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Wizard Island

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR

Island in Crater Lake.

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Volcanic island

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... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Roselle Park, New Jersey

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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134 reviews
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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
Netarts, Oregon
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

This cinder cone is an amazing view from one of the pull-outs along rim-drive. You can take a boat tour over to it, but there is limited availability and the accessibility is very difficult to get to the boat landing.

Thank LoriL15
Coos Bay, Oregon
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This "cone" island on Crater Lake is great for photos. It is like the identifying point for the Lake.

Thank Richard E
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206 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What they don't tell you about booking a Crater Lake Boat Tour is that there is VERY limited availability. They release very few seats for reservations ahead of time. They require you to appear onsite to reserve the very few remaining spots 24 hours in advance. I feel very bad for the Xanterra customer service reps who answer phone calls... More 

5 Thank hengelhardt1
Colorado Springs, CO
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679 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,018 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Wizard Island looks stunning sitting in Crater Lake. The views of it were beautiful. If you are at the Crater Lake Lodge, look to your left and you will see it. We didn't see it at first, you have to really look to the left to see it from this location. Wizard Island was visible at all the stop we... More 

1 Thank nowincolorado
Vancouver, Washington
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137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Where else can you see a small volcano surrounded by one of the world's deepest, clearest lakes inside the crater of a much larger volcano?! Take the Rim Drive for a series of breathtaking views of Wizard Island.

Thank Maupinman
Pleasanton, California
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109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had read that certain roads my be closed due to the weather. We thought, "It's July 9th, that couldn't possibly affect us." So as we drive through Shasta, it's 72 degrees at 6:45am. When we arrive at the Crater Lake ranger station, the ranger tells us that he hasn't been able to see Wizard Island in 3 days. When... More 

1 Thank Zu S
San Jose, California
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253 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Could definitely spend more than 3 hours on this Island. It was great being there with so few people. We we super lucky to get the last 2 tickets at the Kiosk in the lodge on 4th of July, still dunno how we did that, but I recommend buying them ahead of time because you don't want to miss this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Definitely worth paying extra for the Wizard Island Tour. On this trip you get a ranger led tour of the lake and 3 hours on Wizard Island. During your time on Wizard Island you can either hike to the top of the crater and back for fantastic views (we did this with time to spare), walk to a bay where... More 

1 Thank mattrileyx
District of Columbia
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331 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is the icon in the Lake. If boat tour is possible, it will be absolutely worth to do so. Also good for photo shoots.

Thank 8Oiseaux

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