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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park, OR
+1 541-594-3000
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Crater Lake in the Fall

We just got back yesterday from a visit to Crater Lake NP. Despite the nearby fires and associated... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda C
via mobile
Truly A Sight To See!

We went last month while all of the wildfires were surrounding the place and though I was a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Arvada, Colorado
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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” (233 reviews)
“wizard island” (184 reviews)
“boat tour” (154 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Crater Lake National Park, OR
+1 541-594-3000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just got back yesterday from a visit to Crater Lake NP. Despite the nearby fires and associated smoke, it was a lovely visit. The parking lots were quite full on Sept. 16th, with the whole east rim closed to car traffic for cyclists and...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went last month while all of the wildfires were surrounding the place and though I was a bit disappointed with the smoke, it still was an incredible experience. This is a National Park for everyone to enjoy. You can drive around the entire thing...More

Thank jrog9832
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In spite of the forest fires we were able to enjoy and appreciate this geologic gem. The rim trail was delightful while giving you exposure to the flora and fauna of the park. Doing the drive around the lake is a must. The north and...More

Thank Mei Mei B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not even get a glimpse of the lake because of the smoke. So, we walked around, went to the pinnacles ( in the smoke they were quite eery), and did the falls walk that was near the pinnacles. The falls was an amazing...More

Thank jobrightheart
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had to enter from the south as the north entrance was closed due to fire fighting activity. Were able to drive around the east side of the park but the west side was closed due to repaving the road. Beautiful despite the poor visibility. Look...More

Thank Krisinseattle
Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently visited Crater Lake and Redwood National & State Park on our family vacation in July. It has ben on my must see list for a while and we finally made it! It is a beautiful area and Crater Lake itself is spectacular! The...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drove from Crescent City Ca to Crater Lake. It was beautiful. I'd say go visit. We arrived to late for the boat tour, but that'd be a lot of fun to actually get to be on the lake.

Thank Gage113
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could not see the lake from the rim when I visited on Sept 3rd, 2017. The wildfire smoke had settled in the crater and visibility was 100 yards. The park located on Mount Mazama is a special place, worth visiting as is. The views...More

Thank TNF_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time a snowstorm; this time a lot of smoke. Lake is still beautiful. The boat trip around the lake looks really nice; a shame it is not accessible for older folks that can't climb the equivalent of 67 flights of stairs (yes you read...More

Thank D L
Reviewed 1 week ago

there was smoke (from local fires) when we were there too, but it did not have much impact on our views and experience in August. Weather was hot, but lake was very cold. I was expecting that because you can see snow throughout the park...More

Thank ViajeroGigante
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440 reviews
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125 reviews
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Gwen C
23 August 2017|
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Response from SheilaH1987 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we stayed in Prospect 17th - 19th August. Visited Crater Lake on the way in on 17th and it was fairly clear. On the 18th the smoke completely filled the lake but on the morning of 19th was clear. Seemed to be better... More