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Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park, OR
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are a hiker then you need at least 2 full days. If you want to drive the rim and get out to look at the observations and do a few easy walks then a full day is good. It is not easy to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a perfectly clear day when we went to Crater Lake. To see it is unbelievable and hard to image that it is real. It is a 35 mile driving loop with many overlooks and pull overs. At each of the stops there are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kerrieo471
Reviewed 3 days ago

This may be one of the most beautiful parks in the national park system. Simply it's a beautiful, blue lake in a volcano. Of note though, the road the encircles the lake is a 2 lane, narrow road, with no guard rail. A bit of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dsjhoward
Reviewed 4 days ago

We parked at the Visitors Centre and walked up to the lake from there. It's stunning. Photographs just don't capture it's beauty. There's an information point down some stairs in front of the lake which provides interesting facts about the lake.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Charlie J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The lake and the surrounding area is beautiful. We were recommended to go on the east rim tour. I would recommend this, too. And it is worth while to calculate enough time to get down to the water. Unfortunatelly the park personnel/rangers were extremely unfriendly,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank triphelp555
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is a cn't miss place on your journey. the blue water is more than you can imagine. some times you can find snow after july 4th,

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ken m
Reviewed 6 days ago

In September, while visiting Oregon for a wedding, I had the pleasure of returning to Crater Lake N.P. The return trip did not disappoint! 20 years later, the parking areas, signage and visitor center are all upgraded and convenient, Amidst all these changes, the Lake...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathyaa82
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have alwasys wanted to go to Crater Lake and was fortunate to take a trip here with my friends. It was 100% worth it. Went in July and there was still a small amount of snow on the ground. The sight of the lake...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 279ericai
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting from the UK, we'd planned to drive over to Shady Cove from the Oregon coast stay the night then spend a full day visiting Crater Lake, however heavy rain was forecast so we went en-route to Shady Cove. We started driving the west rim...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reserved a boat tour months in advance. The tour was cancelled at the last minute due to ranger training - wish they could have coordinated the boat schedule with the NPS schedule well in advance. The lake is wonderful.

Date of experience: July 2019
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29 September 2019|
Response from S9042ENmichaelm | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t encounter any unfortunately, actually I was not aware that there are bats in that area.
4 August 2019|
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Response from beckya57 | Reviewed this property |
We like Diamond Lake Lodge. Close by, reasonable rates, friendly staff, beautiful setting, biking/walking trail around the lake. Not fancy, soundproofing could be better and rooms are dated, but we like it.