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Phantom Ship Island is one of the spectacular highlights of Crater Lake National Park. Seen easily from Rim Road, this rock formation will capture the imagination of youngsters and adults alike. Especially if you're visiting the park on a foggy day, the andesite spires of the island really do resemble a pirate ship.

Formed nearly 400,000 years ago, the island speaks to the volcanic history of the area. The rock was altered by hydrothermal activity caused by the volcano that slumbers beneath the park.

Short Walk: Various viewpoints of the island are available from Rim Drive, which is open seasonally. Parking is available at the Sun Notch trailhead, located on the southern rim of Crater Lake.

Family Friendly: With easy viewing access from the road and from several pull-outs, the fantastic spires of the island are sure to fascinate youngsters.

Gem Type: Rock Formation

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Mikhaila Redovian

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Oct 17, 2021
Nicole Boyd
10/03/2021
Sep 18, 2021
Scott S
Snowy day. Views were very different based on direction, altitude…. Wind gusts felt like 30+mph.
Aug 7, 2021
Andrew Peckens
Jessie viewed from the overlook.
Jul 15, 2021
Tom Herr
View from the Rim Drive. Lots of people there—will get another picture tomorrow from Sun Notch.
Oct 17, 2020
April A
Sep 7, 2020
Corban Anderson
Aug 6, 2020
Kim T
Chinggu!
Jul 30, 2020
K Jones
Best view point is from Sun Notch trail!

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