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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park, OR
+1 541-594-3000
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Beautiful but not worth the travel

We rode in our bus for 2 1/2 hours there, 15 minutes on site, and 2 1/2 hours back. The national... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
It's Crater Lake, go see it

it is as spectacular as the comments all say. I'm looking forwards to going back to see the other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew L
San Francisco, California
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Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rim drive” (244 reviews)
“boat tour” (157 reviews)
“visitor center” (110 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode in our bus for 2 1/2 hours there, 15 minutes on site, and 2 1/2 hours back. The national park and lake are gorgeous but just not worth riding for that long of period for a 15 minute visit.

Thank Scotch27
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is as spectacular as the comments all say. I'm looking forwards to going back to see the other seasons

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is why we have National Parks and Park Rangers. We had an awesome snowshoe hike with Ranger Dave. Fun, informative, and an awesome view of the lake at the end. All fitness levels and ages were in our group and there were plenty of...More

Thank meghan b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The jewel of southern Oregon, maybe all of Oregon. Stunning vistas and highly picturesque. Living nearby has allowed for experiencing it in all seasons, at all times of day. Sunsets are often my favorite time. Winter is a whole other experience! Though don't be surprised...More

Thank AmericansInFrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're so glad we made the drive to view this park. Plenty of excellent hiking trails, whether you're looking for something lengthier and more challenging, or something shorter if time is at a premium. Definitely drive around the full route (if it's open -- we...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 8 December 2017

If you are anywhere near Crater Lake, you must take time to visit this incredible place. The visitor center has lots of information and gift items. The rim drive has many places to pull out and enjoy the beauty. There are limited places to sleep...More

1  Thank Sea_Squared
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Amazing lake to visit anytime of the year especially in the winter because of the views of the lake with snow around it.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived just as a fire had started days before so our view of the lake was somewhat impeded but it was all part of the experience. The campground itself is well organized and the bathrooms are clean. It did get quite cold in the...More

Thank elpeekay
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Very serene, peaceful, beautiful place to visit. We hiked down near the water and around the top. The water is unbelievably blue and still. There is a visitor center nearby with information about the area and a gift shop and bathroom facilities but this area...More

Thank Torrie N
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We were lucky with the weather. Clear crisp blue sky, not a cloud in site, which made the lake every more beautiful with the reflection as well. Some of rim was closed, but we were lucky that we could manage most of it. There was...More

Thank palane52
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8 November 2017|
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Response from Annette S | Reviewed this property |
We were there October 6th and stayed at the lodge, and at that point they were getting ready to shut down the Lodge for the season. The West Rim was already closed. I know the park stays open but agree with previous answer... More
10 October 2017|
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Response from Aaron M | Reviewed this property |
The park should be open and the weather should be starting to get nice that time of year. I hope you make it and enjoy your trip.