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Volcanic island

Spectacular remnant of Mt. Mazama's last eruption. There are boat trips available to the island but... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Roselle Park, New Jersey
Great View!

This cinder cone is an amazing view from one of the pull-outs along rim-drive. You can take a boat... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Netarts, Oregon
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Island in Crater Lake.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Crater Lake National Park, OR

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Spectacular remnant of Mt. Mazama's last eruption. There are boat trips available to the island but it's a one mile walk down to the boat landing which in turn means a one mile climb back up.

Thank landofar
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This cinder cone is an amazing view from one of the pull-outs along rim-drive. You can take a boat tour over to it, but there is limited availability and the accessibility is very difficult to get to the boat landing.

Thank LoriL15
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This "cone" island on Crater Lake is great for photos. It is like the identifying point for the Lake.

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What they don't tell you about booking a Crater Lake Boat Tour is that there is VERY limited availability. They release very few seats for reservations ahead of time. They require you to appear onsite to reserve the very few remaining spots 24 hours in...More

5  Thank hengelhardt1
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Wizard Island looks stunning sitting in Crater Lake. The views of it were beautiful. If you are at the Crater Lake Lodge, look to your left and you will see it. We didn't see it at first, you have to really look to the left...More

1  Thank nowincolorado
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Where else can you see a small volcano surrounded by one of the world's deepest, clearest lakes inside the crater of a much larger volcano?! Take the Rim Drive for a series of breathtaking views of Wizard Island.

Thank Maupinman
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had read that certain roads my be closed due to the weather. We thought, "It's July 9th, that couldn't possibly affect us." So as we drive through Shasta, it's 72 degrees at 6:45am. When we arrive at the Crater Lake ranger station, the ranger...More

1  Thank Zu S
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Could definitely spend more than 3 hours on this Island. It was great being there with so few people. We we super lucky to get the last 2 tickets at the Kiosk in the lodge on 4th of July, still dunno how we did that,...More

2  Thank Atalanta8
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Definitely worth paying extra for the Wizard Island Tour. On this trip you get a ranger led tour of the lake and 3 hours on Wizard Island. During your time on Wizard Island you can either hike to the top of the crater and back...More

1  Thank mattrileyx
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is the icon in the Lake. If boat tour is possible, it will be absolutely worth to do so. Also good for photo shoots.

Thank 8Oiseaux
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we are travelling over to the states from wales end july/august for a month and i'm trying to get organised and booked before we go as i know it will be super busy. we're staying at diamond lake for a couple of days and want to book a half day tour to wizard island. i'm struggling to find any up to date info online. can anyone help? many thanks
16 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
Dear visitor from Wales. This is how to get your reservation for the boat to Wizard Island. Just go into the main lodge. In the lobby of the lodge, there is a special computer for making your reservation on the boat. It... More
When is the latest during the season that boat tours can be scheduled
9 April 2017|
Response from TomBrody | Reviewed this property |
A private company operates the boats. The private company is called craterlakelodges. Anyway, they provide this information: "Weather permitting, the boat cruises are scheduled to operate daily from June 23 through... More