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 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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  • Natural beauty and photo opportunities abound. The landscape is truly incredible and so vibrantly colored. Numerous areas to hike and visit with varying skill levels. Not overly crowded even during... 
    Natural beauty and photo opportunities abound. The landscape is truly incredible and so vibrantly colored. Numerous areas to hike and visit with varying skill levels. Not overly crowded even during...  more »
  • The hike by rim was terrific. However the no dog sign is useless. Dogs were everywhere on trail. My fear of heights was tested to the limit on the rim drive but it was beautiful. 
    The hike by rim was terrific. However the no dog sign is useless. Dogs were everywhere on trail. My fear of heights was tested to the limit on the rim drive but it was beautiful.  more »
  • It's ridiculous to even bother rating Crater Lake. It's unbelievably beautiful. This is similar to the Grand Canyon in that it seems fake when you look at it. Hard to wrap your ahead around... 
    It's ridiculous to even bother rating Crater Lake. It's unbelievably beautiful. This is similar to the Grand Canyon in that it seems fake when you look at it. Hard to wrap your ahead around...  more »
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  • Beautiful national park. Visited the first week of April 2021. I highly recommend visiting around this time of year as the snow paired with the blue water and green trees makes for incredible pictures. Snow shoes would be ideal, but we hiked in high top boots and we were totally fine. We hiked to Watchman overlooking wizard island. Absolutely breathtaking.
  • I've lived in Oregon my whole life. I had never seen Crater Lake. I'm into natural wonders, and Crater Lake doesn't disappoint. Aside from the Lake is the lodge, built in 1929 and a gorgeous example of classic NW building buildings. There are many trails to explore, and shining vistas all around. Don't wait like I did. Go now!
  • Crater Lake is beautiful and our visit was no exception. The scenery is breathtaking! The $20 park fee is up there but considering all the work needed for the park, well worth it. The only negative would be the price of souvenirs, but that is expected.
  • a magnificent place, everything that I saw here is difficult to describe, you just have to see it for yourself. purpose of the day can be spent here. You can also go by bike or on foot. such beauty is very rare on earth and must be seen. every year I come to court for one day, I don’t get tired and I’m very pleased, despite the fact that I drive 450 mil per day. Be sure to go, you will be very pleased. only choose good weather,clear not overcast without fog.
  • Crater lake was amazing. The pictures do not do it justice at all. The views are breathtaking. There's a lot of trails for both beginner and experienced hikers. There's also a lot of things to do for those who do not like to hike. The gift shop and village were clean and worth visiting as well. Highly recommend visiting if you are in Oregon!

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