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Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park

#3 of 10 in Nature in 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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  • A Magical place Best viewed from Watchmnan point Looks like a painting, we visited on a crystal clear day  more »
  • Wizard Island is worth seeing from every angle, being the classic cinder cone shape in the middle of a stunningly blue and deep lake makes it a standout attraction! There's a picnic area with...  more »
  • 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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