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Wizard Island

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Wizard Island from The Watchman (bobcat)
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The Wizard Island cinder cone formed within a thousand years after Mount Mazama's cataclysmic eruption 7,700 years ago. The cinder cone rises about 1,400 feet from the deepest point in Crater Lake and protrudes 760 feet above the surface. The summit can be reached via a trail. Hikers need to take one of the boat tours from Cleetwood Cove and return to Cleetwood by the last tour of the day. Wizard Island can also be seen from most points around Crater Lake's rim.

The island and its crater, the Witches Cauldron, were named by William G. Steel, a founder of the Mazamas mountaineering club and often termed the "Father of Crater Lake."

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