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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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Interesting secondary cone

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The best way to see the island is to take the boat tour. Get online early and try to reserve as soon as possible as the spots fill up quickly in summer. You can take a tour of the lake or get dropped off on the island and picked back up 3 hrs later. How many other opportunities are you... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We booked our overnight stay a year ahead so we could do this boat ride and hike. We booked the boat ride as soon as they emailed us that we could submit a 'request for reservation'. When the Bybee fire started a week before we were concerned, but it turned out to be a non-issue the day we went--blue skies,... More 

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