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What a wonderful drive. Been on my bucket list since I was a child. Unbelievable views. The west... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas W
Great Drive and places to stop

Check for road conditions and closures to when planning your visit. We enjoyed visiting the lodge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portland, Oregon
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
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Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful drive. Been on my bucket list since I was a child. Unbelievable views. The west drive was closed but the east was so wonderful. Please drive slow and enjoy every moment. Could not have asked for more. Put this on your must...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check for road conditions and closures to when planning your visit. We enjoyed visiting the lodge, walking around their deck and then took the westerly route around the rim. The southerly route was closed due to snow.

Thank PDXTravelers6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the East Rim drive. Several beautiful lookout points including ghost ship. The drive is not for the faint of heart. Many curves with no guardrails along rim road.

1  Thank BostonTravelalot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent Sept 26-28 at Crater Lake staying at the lodge. The weather was so beautiful that even the staff were commenting they couldn't remember better visibility and lake color. But we were lucky. Only a few weeks before the smoke from forest fires, not...More

Thank DianeMR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The west side of the rim drive was torn up and very slow in August, 2017. Check to see if more road construction is planned. Smoke from forest fires made it very difficult to see the lake. Definitely the wrong year for a visit.z

Thank CrawfordGene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't just stop at the visitors center and then run off. Take the time to drive around the lake -- every vantage point is different (and every one is scenic).

1  Thank DJP1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to have missed the forest fires, but arrived right after a heavy snow that closed the rim drives in both directions on the first day we were there. Luckily, they'd opened the East Rim the next day, and let me tell you,...More

1  Thank Nardosmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Due to road construction, the West rim road was closed. Due to wildfire smoke and fire crews, the North entrance to Crater Lake was also closed.

Thank Krisinseattle
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Nice 30+ mile drive around Crater Lake. There are places to stop along the way for either photos or hiking. Vidae Falls is off this road as well. Over the past two years, there has been construction going on, so be prepared to sit for...More

1  Thank Allison D
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We had high hopes going to the Crater Lake in late August of 2017. What a disappointment. Wire fires started in late July, and got worse by late August. From the attached photos, you can tell there was not much to see near or at...More

1  Thank antoning
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30 August 2017|
Response from antoning | Reviewed this property |
The quickest way to get an objective answer to the air quality question is, imo, to check the three web cams on the Crater Lake National Park website by the NPS (National Park Services). On some days you get a few miles of... More
17 July 2017|
Response from virginia b |
How much is the trolley ride