Wizard Island - Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 42° 56.271 W 122° 08.695
10T E 569767 N 4754267
Quick Description: Wizard Island, located within the waters of beautiful Crater Lake, is a volcanic cinder cone. The cone is capped by a volcanic crater about 500 ft (150 m) wide and 100 ft (30 m) deep.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2007 12:18:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM2J2W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 204

Long Description:
The following information is from Wikipedia's article about Wizard Island:
Wizard Island is a volcanic cinder cone which forms an island at the west end of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The top of the island reaches 6,933 ft (2,113 m) above sea level, about 755 ft (230 m) above the average surface of the lake. The cone is capped by a volcanic crater about 500 ft (150 m) wide and 100 ft (30 m) deep. The crater was named the "Witches Cauldron" by Will G. Steel in 1885, who also gave Wizard Island its name at the same time.

The land area of the island is 1.278 km² (315.85 acres) Current public access to Wizard Island is available only during the summer months, when boat tours on Crater Lake are in operation. The tours depart from Cleetwood Cove at the north end of the lake, and circle the lake in the counterclockwise direction, stopping at a dock at Governors Bay on the south side of Wizard Island. Passengers on boat trips early in the day may choose to disembark on the island, but must be prepared to spend the entire day on the island if subsequent boats are too full to take on additional passengers. Those on late afternoon boat trips are not permitted to disembark. A final boat is dispatched at the end of each day to pick up any stragglers, since overnight camping is not permitted on the island, either. Two hiking trails are available on Wizard Island, one of which switchbacks up the flanks of the cone and circles the crater on top, while the other trail meanders from the dock towards the western end of the island.

When visiting the National Park we made the choice to visit the Island and ended up spending the entire day there, thanks to especially full tour boats. Even in mid summer, the cone was full of snow. Be sure to take the trail to the Western side of the lake as well as the trek up to the top. The colors of the water in that area are especially beautiful as the depths are shallower and due to the great water clarity you can see the rocks below.

Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): 26.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Public Transport available: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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