There is only one route you can take to the shores of Crater Lake, the Cleetwood Cove trail. Only one mile in length, but with an 11% downgrade, don’t let the shortness of the hike fool you, it’ll get you catching your breath.
During the summer months, you can catch a boat here to Wizard Island, but I had arrived a week too late for this excursion. What I traded for though was a much less crowded area and a more bonding presence with Nature.
I find a little alcove, and restfully have a bit of lunch to the harmony of waves crashing against the volcanic rocks.