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A must-do activity

The best way to see all of the lovely features of Crater Lake is to take the Rim Drive along the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ventura, California
Easy drive with spectacular views, but watch the weather in October

We were there in October, and the weather snookered us. It was forecast for 52 degrees and might... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Medford, Oregon
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
Crater Lake National Park, OR
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All reviews take your time both directions every turn park map pull over take pictures road construction west side different angles phantom ship overlook visitor center sun notch photo ops view of the lake closed due hiking trails cleetwood cove
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 AJ S
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank plaraa84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This drive is breathtaking. I took hundreds of pictures with different viewpoints. Some of my pictures are my screen saver picture. It compares to the grand Grand Canyon in my opinion. The blue water is amazing.

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing how the view changes during the time it takes to drive around the rim! We started our drive while it was foggy/cloudy and as we drove around the rim, it changed to sunny, then to very cool! The difference in lighting for...More

Thank okmusicman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am 63 and have only done it one other time. Shame on me. It is a easy drive . Stay on the inside lane so when you stop to look you don't need to cross traffic. Take your time. the lake looks different as...More

Thank doster76
Reviewed 1 week ago

most parts of the rim drive are beautiful and view spots are amazing. however this is kind of more-of-the-same. there is no need to surround the lake by car just because you can. it is much more preferred to walk few more hike if you...More

Thank Shlomi F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed by the change in temperature from the north side of the lake to the south side. The wind was very gusty on the north side making it quite chilly.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here mid June on a beautifull, sunny and clear day. The views are breathtaking. We could see the other side of the crater from all viewpoints. Also take the detour to pinnacles : worth your while.

Thank traveladdict3500
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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
17 July 2017|
Response from virginia b |
How much is the trolley ride