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Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake National Park

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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 tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Crater Lake National Park and other attractions in Crater Lake National Park.
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Where to stay in Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park operates two campgrounds inside of the park: Mazama Campground, which offers reservations, and Lost Creek Campground, which functions on a first-come, first-served basis. The park also offers accommodations in Crater Lake Lodge and Mazama Village Cabins, with the former open from mid-May through mid-October and the latter open from late May until early October. The park's isolated location limits accommodation options outside its boundaries, but you can find a few campgrounds, inns, and bed and breakfasts in the surrounding communities. Some of these are clustered in the town of Fort Klamath, just south of the park's entrance.
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  • I have been going to Crater Lake Park my entire life (60+ years) and I never tire of the place. Stunning beauty, nice trails, great variety of things to see  more »
  • We paid $15 to get entrance to Crater Lake and left after one hour. I wish someone would have warned us that Crater Lake only has one month during which you can see the lake and walk around the lake. ...  more »
  • Unique and beautiful wonder of the earth -- read the history -- gorgeous. Not much more to say beyond the obvious: get in your car and go. With snow on the ground expect to wear your snow shoes to hik...  more »
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  • Beautiful national park. Must say I loved what I was able to experience but there wasn't able to do much due to construction over half of the area and the rest being closed to snow. Wizard island and Crater lake didn't fail to leave beautiful lasting memories, though.
  • One of the most wonderful creation of nature I have ever seen. True wonder... Enjoyed daytime and sunset there. The best sunset of my life till now... A must go place..!!
  • Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Although many of the roads were still inaccessible due to see in every June, the views of the lake were superlative. Hiking was difficult at this time of year because of high snow levels but the view was totally worth it .
  • Fun place to visit, hike, and take photos. Couldn't find any of the 2 open free campgrounds so I couldn't spend a few extra days to take night time shots and the main route was closed due to snow. Still a great place nonetheless.
  • I'm not as well traveled as I'd like to be, but I have been hiking, backpacking, sailing, canoeing, etc. in some pretty amazing place. But nothing, nothing I have ever witness compares. My life was changed, I had a spiritual experiencing witnessing this. It is truly indescribable