Crater Lake National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Crater Lake National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Boat Tours

  • Tour–Sight

The most popular way to tour Crater Lake itself is on a two-hour ranger-led excursion aboard a 37-passenger launch. The first narrated...

Cloudcap Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The highest road-access overlook on the Crater Lake rim, Cloudcap has a westward view across the lake to Wizard Island and an eastward...

Crater Lake Lodge

  • Hotel–Sight

Built in 1915, this imposing log-and-stone structure was designed in the classic style of Western national park lodges, and the original...

Discovery Point

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This overlook marks the spot at which prospectors first spied the lake in 1853. Wizard Island is just northeast, close to shore. ...

Godfrey Glen Trail

  • Restaurant–Sight

In a small canyon abuzz with songbirds, squirrels, and chipmunks, this picnic area has a south-facing, protected location. The half dozen...

Highway 62

  • Restaurant–Sight

Set in the fir, spruce, and pine forests of the Cascades' dry side, the three picnic areas along the southern portion of this route have...

Junior Ranger Program

  • Tour–Sight

Kids ages 6–12 learn about Crater Lake while earning a Junior Ranger patch in daily sessions during summer months at the Rim Visitor...

Lava Beds National Monument

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

About midway between Crater Lake and Lassen Volcanic national parks, this 47,000-acre tract of lava beds is a popular stop among travelers...

Mazama Village

  • Information Center

In summer, a campground, cabin-style motel, amphitheater, gas station, and small store are open here. No gasoline is available in the...

Phantom Ship Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From this point you can get a close look at Phantom Ship, a rock formation that resembles a schooner with furled masts and looks ghostly...


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