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Better start from South Entrance visitor center as they have a short video to explain the formation... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Jessica W
via mobile
Take your time

We did an early morning boat tour (highly recommended) and then ate a packed lunch while we slowly... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Laurie S
Aurora, Colorado
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
Crater Lake National Park, OR
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All reviews take your time both directions every turn park map pull over take pictures road construction west side different angles phantom ship overlook visitor center sun notch photo ops view of the lake closed due hiking trails cleetwood cove
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Better start from South Entrance visitor center as they have a short video to explain the formation of crater lake. West rim is relatively stunning than East rim but still has its own special view pionts.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We did an early morning boat tour (highly recommended) and then ate a packed lunch while we slowly road the rim drive. We made many stops to enjoy the views and take pictures. We had also booked the trolley tour but after driving the rim...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Be prepared to stop a lot to take in the magnificent views. You won’t regret it! Take your time. Crater Lake is not to be missed.

Thank MotorOn2
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I rated this 5 stars because I know how good it can look but unfortunately they were in the 5th week of heavy smoke due to wildfires in British Columbia, Oregon and California. We arrived late afternoon, drove one side of the rim road, ate...More

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed August 24, 2018

It's a 33 mile loop with lots of viewpoints....all of them terrific. The trolley is the best way to see them and enjoy the drive.

Thank S B
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Make sure you complete the entire Rim Drive. There are many areas to pull over and view the lake (when there is no smoke). Most trailheads are marked with easy parking and bathrooms. If you prefer, you can take the trolley around the rim.

Thank Ginny Z
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Crater lake has snow sometimes into July so there is only a small window when the rim drive is open. So check before you go to see what the road conditions are. If you go late July and August the whole thing should be open...More

Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

The drive around the rim is ful of great views scenic pull over spots and plenty to see ! We enjoyed it and it doesn’t take too long g to go around

Thank Joe C
Reviewed August 22, 2018

the bad part is there was a lot of smoke from the fires so we couldnt get a clear view, but the good part was that there werent too many people. what we did see was awesome and amazing. so glad we went there.

Thank sandra s
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The Rim Drive is about 33 miles long and entirely circles Crater Lake. There are two entrances, on the south/west, and north. We entered from the south, did a complete circuit, and returned the way we'd come. There are many pullouts along the rim, most...More

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July 20, 2018|
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Response from doug6458 | Reviewed this property |
The whole place is elevated,so if you have issues with heights this might not work. Just driving to Crater Lake will put you on big elevation changes. You will be exposed to various height changes.
August 30, 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
July 17, 2017|
Response from virginia b |
How much is the trolley ride