Crater Lake National Park

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Crater Lake, United States
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Crater Lake National Park Reviews

JessicaNyquistLA JessicaN…
19 reviews
Absolutely beautiful and magnificent- Must See Dec 06, 2015
I first visited Crater Lake National Park with my parents as a very small child. I've been back many times since, and every single time has been an amazing experience. Crater Lake is a truly beautiful place to visit. The scenery is just stunning. No matter how many times you have seen it, it's still a sight to see. I truly think everyone should see this place at least once. The beauty of the area is just captivating. I think when we went, we paid around $10 which is not too bad. Crater Lake National Park is located down in Southern Oregon in the middle of nowhere, but it was well worth the drive to get there. You must go see this place. 5 stars
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NickelP NickelP
28 reviews
Crater Lake and The Pinnacles Oct 18, 2014
Crater Lake is a caldera lake that was created when the volcano Mt Mazama exploded and collapsed. It is the deepest lake in the US.

The day I was there it was foggy on the one side and you couldn't see the water but on the other side was nice clear views. Rim Road as the name suggests goes around the rim of the lake. There is one path that goes down to the lake, however, as my travel partner couldn't do it due to the steep walk we weren't able to go down. There are 2 islands, Wizard and the Phantom Ship.

While driving around Rim Road, you will see a turn off to go see the Pinnacles. These were created from the hot ash and pumice from the volcanic eruption and years of erosion. They are pretty cool and there is one set that looks like a fairytale castle was buried.

Another feature is the Pumice desert which you see as you are driving up the mountain and it was created from the ash from the eruption.

I would love to get up there again and hit up some of the hiking trails.
Looking out towards Pumice Desert
Pumice Desert
Pumice Desert
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NickelP says:
Thanks! I was thinking of our conversation when I posted it. :)
Posted on: Feb 06, 2017
cotton_foam says:
You wrote a good review! Thanks for sharing, Nicole!
Posted on: Feb 06, 2017
camwilde camwilde
163 reviews
Crater Lake National Park Mar 05, 2013
We were camping on the Rogue River a few Memorial Days back and I had to go see Crater Lake while I was in the area. I've lived in Oregon most of my life and had never seen this amazing wonder. I went with a few friends and didn't get to stay long. It was more of a tease than actual visit, but the view with the snow surrounding the lake was magnificient. We need to go back as a family in September after the snow has melted. Until then, I will just have to remember my hour at Crater Lake.
Crater Lake - Memorial Day 2010
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patzi3 patzi3
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amazing weekend, left over snow and a deep blue lake Feb 13, 2012
Even though not all the roads were clear and we couldn't get everywhere freely, it was quite a visit. This lake is incredibly beautiful, and when I got there in June 2010, it had snow higher than me, which made it even more impressive. After being there I heard that you can get down to the lake and sail on a boat (though I'm not sure it was possible while we were there because of the snow), which I regret not doing, but it was still a great visit. The drive back to Portland was incredibly beautiful as well, with rivers and woods that made it enjoyable despite the long distance.
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NCO_63 NCO_63
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Picturesque Treasure In Oregon, USA Jun 27, 2009
My wife and I spent the afternoon, and fell in love with the gorgeous site.

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I've included some photos. Words just will not do it justice.

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Enjoy.
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silkytemptations28 silkytem…
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What to bring when hiking Crater Lake Nov 05, 2008
When i went up to crater lake, August 2008. The weather was calm and sunny. There was still snow that had not melted on the ground, but the pavement was dry and easily accessible by car. There were alot of bicyclists, pedestrians and children. People came in there classic vehicles, motorcycles. There is a hike that you can do that allows you to walk all the way down to the water, which has a boat that will ferry you to the island in the middle of crater lake. WEAR HIKING BOOTS, TANK TOP, HAT, WALKING STICKS ARE A PLUS AND BRING A WATER PACK (TO BE WORN PREFERABLY). the elevation is high, so be careful if you are elderly. this sort of hike is not really made for woman and children... its strenuous., It sits at an elevation of 9,000 ft. the view and the experience is as though you touched heaven and were on ange's wings
en route to crater lake crest
some of the mountain peaks
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Here is Crater Lake
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X_Drive X_Drive
836 reviews
Jul 20, 2007
Crater Lake National Park was established as the fifth National Park back on May 22, 1902. This inspiring place combines a deep lake, at approximately 1940 feet, which makes it the seventh deepest lake in the world, with surrounding cliffs which rise almost two thousand feet high. Created by a volcanic eruption which blew the top off of a volcano which has since been named Mount Mazama, Crater Lake now rests in the caldera. It is located in southern Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, about a hundred miles east of the Pacific Ocean. There are two very picturesque islands in the lake, which has the most beautiful deep blue color. Rain and snowfall are the only source of water to this lake. There are no inlets or outlets to the lake. Fortunately, the area receives over 500 inches per year which keeps the lake at a very near constant level. The rim above the lake is at the 7,000 to 8,000 foot level and the lake is at 6,140 foot level. More than 400,000 people a year now make this destination a popular site to see.
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Hummingbird Hummingb…
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Crater Lake Jul 20, 2007
On May 22, 1902 Crater Lake National Park was established as the fifth National Park. Created by a volcanic eruption which blew the top off of a volcano which has since been named Mount Mazama, Crater Lake now rests in the caldera. This inspiring place combines a deep lake, at approximately 1940 feet, which makes it the seventh deepest lake in the world, with surrounding cliffs which rise almost two thousand feet high.It is located in southern Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, about a hundred miles east of the Pacific Ocean. There are two very picturesque islands in the lake, which has the most beautiful deep blue color. Rain and snowfall are the only source of water to this lake. There are no inlets or outlets to the lake. Fortunately, the area receives over 500 inches per year which keeps the lake at a very near constant level. The rim above the lake is at the 7,000 to 8,000 foot level and the lake is at 6,140 foot level. This is a very popular spot to see and nearly a half million people visit each year.
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