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From the NE corner of the Rim Road, you take the trail down one mile to Cleetwood Cove. From there, you can take a boat tour lasting 1 3/4 hours which takes you around the lake, visiting both Wizard Island and the Phantom Ship. I recommend getting here early as it can get crowded. If you wanted to make a day of it, take food and water along one of the first boats - usually around 830 - and get off at Wizard Island. This is a little volcano that rose up form the caldera of the old Mt Mazama. It is not the only cone to do so, but it is the only one to rise above the lake surface. One trail will take you to the top of the island's cone - 6940 feet/2116m - the lake surface is 6176 feet/1882m. Another trail takes you to Fumerole Bay. There are a few introduced trout in the lake which have not thrived since there is not much for them to eat due to the vast depths of the lake. It is around here you might catch one though. If you get off on Wizard Island, be prepared to stay for awhile though as you won't be able to get back on one of the boats until there is room and many of the tours through the middle part of the day stay full. Boats run from July to early September.
Address: Cleetwood Cove
Directions: NW corner of the lake. Take the Cleetwood Trail 1 mile down to the lake - 800 feet below.
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