Trip Planner: USA / Oregon / Crater Lake National Park / Crater Lake National Park
Known for its deep blue color and clear waters, Crater Lake National Park formed in a collapsed volcano. The lake is more than a protected ecosystem, it is also a sacred place to the Klamath tribe, who researchers think may have witnessed the collapse of the volcano. You'll be able to see another legendary aspect of the lake as well. "Old Man of the Lake," once a tree, now a stump, has bobbed in the lake for centuries. Crater Lake National Park boasts hiking trails and lookout points all around its rim. Use our Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary planner to visit Crater Lake National Park on your trip to Crater Lake National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Crater Lake National Park reviews
Beautiful scenery, rustic lodge, nice but pricey..... The trip around the lake is very worthwhile and fun.
Beautiful scenery, rustic lodge, nice but pricey..... The trip around the lake is very worthwhile and fun. more »
This was our annual snowshoeing trip to Crater Lake. There was about 6 feet of snow at the Rim. Many other couples were snowshoeing. The favorite "trail" is to follow the snow covered road to...
This was our annual snowshoeing trip to Crater Lake. There was about 6 feet of snow at the Rim. Many other couples were snowshoeing. The favorite "trail" is to follow the snow covered road to... more »
Unreal! Like quite honestly felt like another world. Steep going down and back up, but so worth it. We drove the loop first and stopped off way too many times lol! We thought the Tamolitch pool was...
Unreal! Like quite honestly felt like another world. Steep going down and back up, but so worth it. We drove the loop first and stopped off way too many times lol! We thought the Tamolitch pool was... more »
Absolutely breathtaking! Completely worth the drive! My family and I almost didn't make the drive here and we are SO glad that we did. The water is so blue and calm. We made the drive around the entire lake and there were so many spots to pull off and enjoy the view.
a magnificent place, everything that I saw here is difficult to describe, you just have to see it for yourself. purpose of the day can be spent here. You can also go by bike or on foot. such beauty is very rare on earth and must be seen. every year I come to court for one day, I don’t get tired and I’m very pleased, despite the fact that I drive 450 mil per day. Be sure to go, you will be very pleased. only choose good weather,clear not overcast without fog.
Definitely breathtaking. I highly recommend adding this place to your bucket list. The drive was pretty long but worth it. We took hwy 62, which is the South entrance. Its 20 bucks per car to enter the park. We took our 2 small dogs and they loved the snow. I highly encourage snow boots because you will be sinking into it. There isn't much to do right now because of how much snow there is, but I still recommend going. 👌🏻 They do have a gift shop that is open and offer some food and beverages. Crater lake is one of the most magnificent lakes I've ever been too.
Perfect trip. Being wildlife season, we were lucky to enjoy the national park without a smokey environment. The hike to the waterline is 2.2 miles one way down a steep winding trail. The cold 65 degrees was rewarding but hard to get adjusted at first.
Only the South Entrance is open during the winter. It’s a long road in so make sure to fill up with gas before you make your way to the park. Quite busy near the car park but if you venture left from the first viewpoint you’ll have the area to yourself and some incredible views too.
Plan your trip to Crater Lake National Park
Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Crater Lake National ParkSee all ›
Nature in Crater Lake National ParkSee all ›
Hidden gems in Crater Lake National Park
Side trips from Crater Lake National Park
Nearby attractions in Crater Lake National Park
Trails in Crater Lake National Park
Trips in Crater Lake National Park by other users
13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Seattle Portland Crater Lake National Park 15 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM FRANCE Portland Cannon Beach Ashland 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Eugene Seattle North Bend 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Niagara Falls Chicago Rocky Mountain National Park 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY Seattle North Cascades National Park Olympic National Park 14 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM CANADA Portland Yachats Hood River 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Medora Olympic National Park Seattle 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE Seattle Yachats Cannon Beach 15 days in Pacific Northwest & Redwood National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mount Rainier National Park Government Camp Bend 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY Seattle Winthrop Chelan 36 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Hood River Bend Crater Lake National Park 12 days in Medford BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Gathering Glass Studio Rogue River Upper and Lower Table Rock
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.