Watch the Sunrise at Crater Lake

Rim Village Visitor Center, Crater Lake NP - Search Nearby - Added by Kyle Frost

Catch a spectacular sunrise over the deepest lake in the United States. Easily one of the top 5 sunrises I've ever witnessed. Remember to check what time the sun is supposed to rise beforehand.

Drive to the overlook at Crater Lake well before sunrise. Actually, you should probably just sleep in your car for a bit to make sure you're not late for this incredible sight. Witness the changing colors and light as the sun creeps over the east side of the lake, throwing shadows and reflections around the rim.

You can hike up the ridges near the parking area for to get a different perspective on the view.

Sunrise times vary depending on the time of year, so make sure you check beforehand!

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Worth an early start

Despite some clouds early on, the sun eventually broke through and produced the most beautiful reflections on the lake. I wandered the Rim Trail taking in the views and different perspectives along the way. Great way to start the day!

Avoid Spring

A beautiful place no matter what time of year but spring tends to be either very cloudy, very snowy, or both.

YES!!!!

Thanks for the post... I think I found the exact spot you had, and it did not disappoint... well worth it!