Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier destination to discover the beauty and secrets of our 6th National Park. Perched atop the 750-mile long cordillera, the world’s purest body of water awaits to astound you! Join us for outlooks and walks, natural and cultural history interpretation that you’ll forever remember.

We typically run our Crater Lake tours as private tours but we want to accommodate smaller groups and open it up to the public for an amazing day of exploration!

Naturalist Guided Experience: After entering the National Park, we’ll ascend the north flank of Mt. Mazama, coursing over lava rock, remnant of this volcano’s last cataclysmic blast. Mt. Mazama’s eruptive history is extensive. Its cataclysmic blast 7,700 years ago created the incredible hole we now call Crater Lake! Its snow-melt water began filling the depression until an equilibrium was met eventually gifting Oregon with the United States’ deepest body of water. The views garnered from the volcano’s rim are simply breathtaking! Amidst the wealth of interpretation our guides will offer on this journey we’ll likely share how we as humans are the single greatest threat to this lake’s purity as well as being the intelligent and responsible stewards of its continued status of clarity and purity!


$200 per person

Transportation: Departing from our office

Tour Time: 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM | Sat. September 16th, 2023


  • Naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation

  • Hiking options tailored to the group’s abilities, ideally a variety of options from birds-eyes viewpoints to the lakes edge!

  • Lunch

  • Transportation: Departing from our office

  • National Park entrance fee


  • Layers: Dress weather appropriate. Recommended to bring a warm jacket and gloves for variable weather

  • Sun Protection: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen

  • Footwear: Sturdy Shoes

  • Miscellaneous gear: Water bottle, snacks if desired, camera, day pack

Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on our tours. Please reach out to Ponderosa Paws for your dog-sitting needs.

Tour Minimums: The minimum total guest requirement for this tour is 8 people. We very much expect that minimum to be met but in the event we do not, we will reach out 2 weeks prior to the event if the minimum has not been met.


September 16, 2023


08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Wanderlust Tours 61535 S. Hwy 97, #13 Bend, Oregon United States

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