Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park

Wizard Island is a volcanic cinder cone which forms an island at the west end of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The top of the island reaches 6,933 feet (2,113 m) above sea level, about 755 feet (230 m) above the average surface of the lake. The cone is capped by a volcanic crater about 500 feet (150 m) wide and 100 feet (30 m) deep. The crater was named the "Witches Cauldron" by William Gladstone Steel in 1885, who also gave Wizard Island its name at the same time.

The land area of the island is 315.85 acres (127.82 ha).
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  • The Wizard is a volcanic cone left over from a eruption about 7000 years ago. It is a multi colored area that is surrounded by Crater Lake. There are boat rides to the Wizard and you can hike it.  more »
  • This was absolutely worth the climb, wonderful people and great information on the tour of Wizard Island.  more »
  • One of the best things to do in Crater Lake NP! If you take a shuttle you will only be transferred to the island, but other tour includes history of the lake and rock formation around the lake. Then.....  more »
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  • Very beautiful and neat to see. It was definitely worth the drive out there.
  • The guy that man the militia on this island was a real piece of work. I may have blown up part of the island trying to get my wife. Long story- anyway 1/10 would not join the militia again.
  • Can anybody find any wizards here? I came on an expedition to prove the existence of wizards but can’t seem to find a single one. Although this one man seemed to look like a lowlife from L.A which was a little suspicious to me. I won’t stop looking until I find one. I’ll keep on coming back. No one can stop me. No one.
  • Crater Lake features two small islands. Wizard Island, is near the western edge of the lake, (and views of it are accessible from the Rim Drive) is a cinder cone approximately 316 acres in size. It is separated from the caldera wall by Skell Channel. The other island is Phantom Ship. Wizard Island's s tallest point is 6,940 feet, but it looks small compared to the height of the caldera. It is also accessible from the water by boat trip and private fishing craft. (Inquire about these at the Visitor Center).
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