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Wizard Island

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Address: Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Island in Crater Lake.

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Beautiful place - interesting history

Our tour of Crater Lake was not only breath taking, the history of the area was fascinating! We went the entire perimeter of the lake and stopped in a couple of visitor centers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
PleasuresoftheNW
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Woodburn, Oregon
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Woodburn, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour of Crater Lake was not only breath taking, the history of the area was fascinating! We went the entire perimeter of the lake and stopped in a couple of visitor centers - food not so great so pack a lunch!

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South Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Magical...mother natures wonderment at work here...a must stop for a variety of pictures...and videos...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unfortunately when we were visiting the boat trips to the island were not operating, but I would definitely go if they were. It would give a unique view of the crater from inside it.

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Thank Nan90
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

At the park there is a boat tour that stops at Wizard Island which, if you have a few hours is well worth the time. The hike down and more importantly back up from the lake surface where the boats are is a bit strenuous but pleasant enough. If you visit Crater Lake go for the whole ball of wax... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Wizard Island is a cinder cone and predominate feature in Crater Lake. We were unable to take the boat to the island due to recent knee surgery. The route to get to the landing is a 1-mile trail from the rim to the water. There are numerous viewpoints around the rim to get a great view of the island. Merriam... More 

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Thank SoCalOregonian
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Just Spectacular..... A must see for all. This view is truly amazing, we took a boat tour so we were able to get very close to Wizard Island.

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Thank mynameisD
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Wizard Island is the big island in the middle of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park. My husband and I visited Crater Lake National Park on a Sunday. The water is a beautiful blue in the lake and around the Wizard Island. Be aware Crater Lake National Park is extreme crowded on the weekends, even in September. Rim Drive... More 

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1 Thank M J
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stunning. Don't miss this. The beauty is something that is not easy to describe. Stay at Timberline lodge if it is available.

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Wizard Island gives crater lake a cool perspective. If you want to visit the island you have to hike down the trail (not good for small children). Then take the boat tour that will drop you off at the island where you will have to hang out for a while and wait for the afternoon boat tour to pick you... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good viewing at the Watchman Overlook. The lake water was crystal blue and it was so calm and peaceful that it reflected the entail crater rim.

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