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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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  • Just looking at wizard island is a five-star experience. Imagine the geology. This enormous volcano erupted. Then thousands of years later wizard island, a smaller volcano was born from the original. 
    Just looking at wizard island is a five-star experience. Imagine the geology. This enormous volcano erupted. Then thousands of years later wizard island, a smaller volcano was born from the original.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Crater Lake features two small islands. Wizard Island, is near the western edge of the lake, (and views of it are accessible from the Rim Drive) is a cinder cone approximately 316 acres in size. It is separated from the caldera wall by Skell Channel. The other island is Phantom Ship. Wizard Island's s tallest point is 6,940 feet, but it looks small compared to the height of the caldera. It is also accessible from the water by boat trip and private fishing craft. (Inquire about these at the Visitor Center).
  • No access to this part of Crater Lake during covid. But how it came about after the lake had formed is pretty cool.

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