We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (3,506)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rim drive”(278 reviews)
“bucket list”(124 reviews)
“visitor center”(144 reviews)
Beautiful lake which is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.
Certificate of Excellence
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Crater Lake National Park, OR
+1 541-594-3000
Improve This Listing
Crater Lake National Park Tours and Tickets
from US$885.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (2,937)
Filter reviews
2,745 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rim drive bucket list visitor center boat tour blue water late june gift shop southern oregon sunny day closed due south entrance rocking chairs natural wonder awe inspiring long drive united states out of the way
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,745 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

This summer my husband & I drove throughout California and Oregon visiting “cruise friends.” We always make the most amazing people on cruises! The two couples we visited were from our cruise on the Danube, Mein, and Rhine rivers. We enjoyed a variety of wine...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kapsmith
Reviewed today

You can't imagine the color of blue this lake is in the sunshine. It hurts your eyes and to think you are also looking into a crater of a volcano. The drive around the lake is beautiful and make sure you pull off at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank letsdotravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are a hiker then you need at least 2 full days. If you want to drive the rim and get out to look at the observations and do a few easy walks then a full day is good. It is not easy to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a perfectly clear day when we went to Crater Lake. To see it is unbelievable and hard to image that it is real. It is a 35 mile driving loop with many overlooks and pull overs. At each of the stops there are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kerrieo471
Reviewed 3 days ago

This may be one of the most beautiful parks in the national park system. Simply it's a beautiful, blue lake in a volcano. Of note though, the road the encircles the lake is a 2 lane, narrow road, with no guard rail. A bit of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dsjhoward
Reviewed 4 days ago

We parked at the Visitors Centre and walked up to the lake from there. It's stunning. Photographs just don't capture it's beauty. There's an information point down some stairs in front of the lake which provides interesting facts about the lake.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Charlie J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The lake and the surrounding area is beautiful. We were recommended to go on the east rim tour. I would recommend this, too. And it is worth while to calculate enough time to get down to the water. Unfortunatelly the park personnel/rangers were extremely unfriendly,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank triphelp555
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is a cn't miss place on your journey. the blue water is more than you can imagine. some times you can find snow after july 4th,

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ken m
Reviewed 6 days ago

In September, while visiting Oregon for a wedding, I had the pleasure of returning to Crater Lake N.P. The return trip did not disappoint! 20 years later, the parking areas, signage and visitor center are all upgraded and convenient, Amidst all these changes, the Lake...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathyaa82
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have alwasys wanted to go to Crater Lake and was fortunate to take a trip here with my friends. It was 100% worth it. Went in July and there was still a small amount of snow on the ground. The sight of the lake...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 279ericai
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Mazama Village Motor Inn
271 reviews
5.49 km away
Jo's Motel and Campground
81 reviews
26.08 km away
Diamond Lake Resort
380 reviews
29.56 km away
Whispering Pines Motel
90 reviews
31.84 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3 nearby restaurants
Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room
670 reviews
.28 km away
Beckie's Cafe
655 reviews
24.60 km away
Jo's Organic Deli
27 reviews
26.08 km away
Diamond Lake Resort
84 reviews
29.57 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 30 nearby attractions
Crater Lake
530 reviews
1.84 km away
Rim Drive
579 reviews
.44 km away
Wizard Island
156 reviews
5.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
k z
30 September 2019|
Response from S9042ENmichaelm | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t encounter any unfortunately, actually I was not aware that there are bats in that area.
5 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from beckya57 | Reviewed this property |
We like Diamond Lake Lodge. Close by, reasonable rates, friendly staff, beautiful setting, biking/walking trail around the lake. Not fancy, soundproofing could be better and rooms are dated, but we like it.