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Quite a sight!

Crater Lake is a beautiful national park. You can drive around the rim of the lake & get a view... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2013
NWGAL61
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Pacific Northwest
Pack your own picnic - enjoy the view!

We packed a few folding chairs, plastic wine glasses, wine, food and patience. There are pull outs... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2013
piratejani
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Jacksonville, 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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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Crater Lake is a beautiful national park. You can drive around the rim of the lake & get a view from every angle. Wizard Island sits in the lake! I prefer summertime at Crater Lake because winter is cold & snowy!

1  Thank NWGAL61
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We packed a few folding chairs, plastic wine glasses, wine, food and patience. There are pull outs that allow you to simply sit and take in the view around the perimteter of the lake. I recommend this drive for those who simply need a shift...More

2  Thank piratejani
Reviewed February 20, 2013

This mountain lake filling a volcano's caldera is really one of the "must see" experiences of any trip to southern Oregon. It's a two-hour drive east on Hwy 62 out of Medford and is worth the drive!

Thank Tom O
Reviewed January 26, 2013

There are tons of pull-outs to get off the road and see the lake. If you are taking photos, and start your drive in the morning, head along the east drive and go counter clockwise around the lake. You won't be sorry for the views....More

4  Thank LYNN J
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Rim Drive has many pull-offs to take in the beauty of Crater Lake. Take advantage of each because there is a different aspect to see. Part of the Rim Drive was closed during our visit due to snow - didn't take away from the...More

1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed December 30, 2012

There is beauty everywhere, and it takes a whole day to see the park. The rangers are helpful and nice.

2  Thank ntrlly541
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Easy access, beautiful views, so fun to see snow in the summer! Can't wait to go back! It's wonderful that the park admission is good for 3 days.

1  Thank anne1123
Reviewed December 8, 2012

This was my first time to be in the snow at Crater Lake so late in the year! I snow mobiled into the park in January and it was gorgeous! When we came to visit in June I didn't expect snow, but it was about...More

2  Thank nokaoi97756
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Lots of fun to drive from point to point to view the lake from all different sides, also a great side trip to the Pinnacles area, gets very crowded during peak season though.

Thank Lorenzo B
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stop at all of the viewing areas and go early. Each view has it own unique prespective and well worth the time.

Thank Robert G
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woodspringgirl
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.
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TeresaD1
August 30, 2017|
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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
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Jeffcornwall
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