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very fun and mountain road.

this was far better then I could have ever imagined. we were originally headed to the Oregon vortex... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sabrina A
Easy access to scenic views

We arrived at Crater Lake National Park late in the day (3pm) so we had limited daylight hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauri M
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, Crater Lake National Park, OR
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All reviews take your time both directions park map every turn pull over take pictures road construction west side different angles photo ops visitor center phantom ship overlook spectacular views sun notch closed due cleetwood cove hiking trails
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this was far better then I could have ever imagined. we were originally headed to the Oregon vortex but we where never gonna make it there b4 it closed. and I was like I have heard of this turned with no expectations what so ever...More

Thank Sabrina A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at Crater Lake National Park late in the day (3pm) so we had limited daylight hours. The rim drive was the perfect way to take in the breathtaking scenery around the lake as you could choose which of the many pull/off areas you...More

Thank Lauri M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you go to Crater Lake National Park, make the entire loop drive around the lake on Rim Drive. Not only will you have many wonderful views of the lake, but of the surrounding landscape as well. Just make sure the driver is focused on...More

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small national park with few hikes. The rim drive is the major to-do activity to see the lake from different points. It's a 33 mile loop around the lake and consists of many overlooking stop.

Thank tazrianahmed91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rim Road is just that. The 33-mile long road that circles Crater Lake. It is a very scenic road and the views are great from everywhere. The road is in good shape, but it is narrow, so wide and long vehicles need to proceed...More

Thank Violette54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took about 3.5 hours to make the 34-mile rim drive---frequent stops were our choice---Do not miss the Pinnacles, about 9 miles off of the rim drive---well worth the detour. (I posted a website, but the review was rejected by Trip Advisor) Great views every...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best way to see all of the lovely features of Crater Lake is to take the Rim Drive along the circumference of the Lake. It provides many stopping points and parking areas, many with postings describing the geological features you're seeing. Allow at least...More

1  Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there in October, and the weather snookered us. It was forecast for 52 degrees and might have got there later in the afternoon, but we were there around 10 in the morning, and it was 32 with about 15-20 mile per hour winds....More

Thank NikkiN777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area is beautiful; however, the drive allows you any opportunity to see the lake from different vantage points. There a are lot of photo ops. I like the fact that you could pull over, safely and take in the views. It takes some time;...More

Thank 763ajs
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The views from the lake are nice but they are kind of the same around the lake. The drive is enjoyable and acceptable

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1 November 2018|
Response from SnowyShasta | Reviewed this property |
No, the Rim Drive generally closes on November 1, or even earlier if there is snow. The park entrances remain open, as does the road from the south entrance to the Rim Village, so you can see the lake year round (except... More
21 July 2018|
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Response from doug6458 | Reviewed this property |
The whole place is elevated,so if you have issues with heights this might not work. Just driving to Crater Lake will put you on big elevation changes. You will be exposed to various height changes.
31 August 2017|
Response from antoning | Reviewed this property |
The quickest way to get an objective answer to the air quality question is, imo, to check the three web cams on the Crater Lake National Park website by the NPS (National Park Services). On some days you get a few miles of... More