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On Crater Lake unique way to experience Crater Lake is to take the boat tour offered by the park service. The tour provides a counter-clockwise circuit of the lake, with a stop at Wizard Island.  You also have the option of remaining on the island when the boat departs, catching the next boat some two hours later - plenty of time for a hike to the top of Wizard Island where you're rewarded with an amazing 360 degree view. 

Spoiler Alert: If you go, be prepared for a demanding hike back up from the water to the crater rim.

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