Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake National Park

Known for its deep blue color and clear waters, Crater Lake National Park formed in a collapsed volcano. The lake is more than a protected ecosystem, it is also a sacred place to the Klamath tribe, who researchers think may have witnessed the collapse of the volcano. You'll be able to see another legendary aspect of the lake as well. "Old Man of the Lake," once a tree, now a stump, has bobbed in the lake for centuries. Crater Lake National Park boasts hiking trails and lookout points all around its rim. Use our Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary planner to visit Crater Lake National Park on your trip to Crater Lake National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We started our day watching the sunrise at Cloudcap Overlook and then did a quick drive around the rim. We had booked the Wizard Island Boat Tour, so after breakfast we started down the only trail to....  more »
  • Visited end of June, only half the rim road was open due to snow and only a few trails open but still well worth the trip, even with a few trails open, the lake is stunning and its fun to walk on...  more »
  • We went to Crater Lake to do some hiking, and were very pleased to find a number of well-maintained trails. Some of the trails even had guides at the trailhead guests could borrow or purchase on the.....  more »
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  • Unbelievable place! Everybody has the same jaw dropping expression when they see this! If it's still bit snowy, the north rim road will be closed. That's what happened to us. We had to drive for extra 50 minutes to the South entrance. Check the conditions on the website to get information about road closures. You'd want to visit here on a day with clear skies ideally, if you want to see the deep blue lake. The water is exactly the reflection of the sky, so that means if you come here for sunrise/sunset, that would be great as well. This is in the middle of a first, completely away from civilization. The air is crisp and fresh.. I'm definitely going back here for multiple visits.
  • Absolutely gorgeous. Facilities were clean and able to handle the large amounts of people. The only complaint I had was the lack of any attempt to guide traffic in some of the busier places along the rim.
  • Amazing views at every turn, hiking, photography of Phantom Ship Island, Wizard Island, the incredible history of in depth details of how the crater was created. The wilderness, wildlife, picnicking, and wildflowers. The deepest, bluest color. The 33 Mile drive with stunning views at all the turnouts. We loved our day trip. Please pack out what you pack in.
  • Heaven on earth. Each visit brings more joy and wonder. $25 per car entry fee is worth it for the preservation of what I consider to be one of the greatest natural wonders in the world.
  • Crater lake was awe inspiring. I definitely recommend the boat tour. The hike down and back up from the boat is definitely worth it. The water is unbelievably blue. It looks like they dye it that color. The rangers are very friendly and willing to answer questions.

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