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 visited Medford and this was only an hour ands twenty minute drive. We stopped at the Rim Village ....and took photos then drove all around the rim stopping for overlooks. It's steep with no rails ...  more »
  • Have been waiting my whole life to see this and I’m happy I finally did. It was an amazing visit with all the views and history presented at the village. Take the time to drive around be the park as e...  more »
  • We took one of the hike trails that go around the lake: Garfield. It was about 3 miles with spectacular views.  more »
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  • This is definitely a must see. The views are breathtaking. And there is great hiking here. There is a tour that takes you into the lake. They tell you about the history of the area and of the lake itself. If you are not interested in hiking then it will only take you a few hours to drive through the park and see all of the sights.
  • Loved it. I went doing the snow it was very pretty but we could not do the full rim dry because of the snow and then the trams or the boats were working. Will go again. They have snowshoes for rent there at the village and you can camp for free a mile away from any roads with permission from the park rangers
  • One of the most amazing places in the entire country, especially beautiful in the winter with lots of snow. We hike and snowshoe there a couple of times a year. It is beautiful and if you can you shoudl visit.
  • his place is full of wander! My favorite place in Oregon! We went in the early morning in the spring, so the sky had a little bit of clouds and the water was smooth, you could not tell the difference between the water and the sky, it was incredible!! There is so much history here and make sure to cliff jump into the incredible water, there is a hike you can do to get down to the water, it has about a 20 foot drop and is a must do if your in the area!
  • The view on top of the trail was absolutely breathtaking. The storm hit the night before we arrived so it was thick snows everywhere. We had to walk over a mile to get to the view (from visitor center). Prepare to get the shoes and pants wet if going without snow shoes though.
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