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Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park

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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 feet (2,113 m) above sea level, about 755 feet (230 m) above the average surface of the lake.

The cone is capped by a volcanic crater about 500 feet (150 m) wide and 100 feet (30 m) deep. The crater was named the "Witches Cauldron" by William Gladstone Steel in 1885, who also gave Wizard Island its name at the same time.

The land area of the island is 315.85 acres (127.82 ha).
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  • I heard about the boat tour that drops you off on the island to hike. I was bitterly disappointed that the boat tours weren't running while we were there. So, we had to look at the Wizard from... 
    I heard about the boat tour that drops you off on the island to hike. I was bitterly disappointed that the boat tours weren't running while we were there. So, we had to look at the Wizard from...  more »
  • Hard to believe this is an island in the middle of a volcano caldera. We viewed from Watchman lookout. You can hike down and take a boat to the island parts of the year. Unfortunately, in.....  more
    Hard to believe this is an island in the middle of a volcano caldera. We viewed from Watchman lookout. You can hike down and take a boat to the island parts of the year. Unfortunately, in.....  more »
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  • Very beautiful and neat to see. It was definitely worth the drive out there.
  • The guy that man the militia on this island was a real piece of work. I may have blown up part of the island trying to get my wife. Long story- anyway 1/10 would not join the militia again.

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