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“Very good drive”

Crater Lake National Park
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US$685.00*
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3-Day Tour from Portland to Crater Lake
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very good drive”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We entered through north side. The lake is opened 24 hrs. It is 9 miles drive from north entrance. We went at the right time and it was perfect sunny weather with 5 feet snow on either side of the road. It is 15 mins drive through the rim with multiple view points. It has such a nice views one would never take eyes off. Natural lake and there is no inlet or outlet which makes the water pure except for pollen. Lot of photo spots around. Don't exit via south to catch us 97. The road was extremely worst for 46 miles.

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“awesome, if snowy !!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

beautiful...and if you going from the north , around Bend, take the extra time to take the Casade Lake Scenic Byway......also, take the time to eat in the lodge dining room, get a window seat, of course.

Visited May 2014
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Lorton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

While this park may be a little bit of the beaten path, it is definitely worth adding to your bucket list. I visited the park on May 14 and there was still 5+ feet of snow at the top. The views are stunning. Check the weather before you go - would be a disappointment if you couldn't see the entire lake.

Visited May 2014
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Palm Springs, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Crater Lake is truly a beautiful place to visit. Unfortunately, when I visited there had been terrible fires around the area so there was a lot of smoke lingering and the view of the lake wasn't like it usually is. But, still lovely!

Visited August 2013
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Junction City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Breathtaking views! Lots of pull offs to explore & take photos. Bluest lake water I've ever seen, definitely not one to be missed!

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