Days Gone: Crater Lake - map, important locations
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1 - Diamond Lake – This one of the camps located in Crater Lake. It's managed by captain Derrick Kouri.
2 - Wizard Island – This one of the camps located in Crater Lake. It's managed by colonel Garret. You can access the camp from the north or from the south.
Other important areas
1 – Mountain path. It connects the Iron Butte and Crater Lake regions. After arriving in Crater Lake you won't be allowed to return to previous regions for a longer period of time until you'll finish the main story.
2 – Tunnel. This is one of the roads connecting Crater Lake and Highway 97 regions.
Most important locations on the map
1 – NERO Research Site. It's inside the same mine you visit as a part of the "Leave All That by the Door" main mission.
2 – Tumblebug River Infestation.
3 – Cascade Lakes Railway Ambush Camp.
4 – Rimview Ranch Infestation.
5 – Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway NERO Checkpoint.
6 – NERO Research Site. You can't swim there, because Deacon will drown. You have to use the bike and jump over the water to reach the island with NERO's mobile base.
7 – Spruce Lake Ambush Camp.
8 – Spruce Lake NERO Checkpoint.
9 – NERO Research Site. The mobile base is inside a small cave behind the waterfall.
10 – NERO Research Site. The campsite is high in the mountains.
11 – NERO Research Site. It's a house by the road.
On this page of our World Atlas to Days Gone we have provided an overview of all important points of interests in the Crater Lake zone. We recommend that you first take interest in all the camps (red dots) and large additional locations (blue dots). Visiting those will let you gather a lot of XP, credits and trust points.
How do I unlock access to the Crater Lake?
The Crater Lake region will only be unlocked after you make significant progress in the main storyline of Days Gone. Deacon must decide to go south in search of Sarah. You can't start this journey alone, even if in the Iron Butte region you will get to the tunnel leading to Crater Lake. Iron Mike has to show Deacon the way to the Crater Like in the Riding NOMAD Again mission.
Before the trip the game is going to warn you that you won't be able to return to Lost Lake and all other places that have been explored so far for a pretty long time. Read more about this constraint and the trip on a separate page of our guide called How to unlock all regions of the map?.
Information about important locations in Crater Lake region
During your stay in Crater Lake, you can visit:
- 2 camps of the allies - Diamond Lake and Wizard Island
- 2 NERO Checkpoints
- 5 NERO Research Sites
- 2 Ambush Camps
- 2 Infestations
In addition, you can engage in burning nests of crows. They are located in different parts of the region and the game marks them on the map.
Below are the details of the main locations from the Crater Lake region.
Diamond Lake is the first ally camp you are going to visit in the Crater Lake region. This camp is being managed by its leader - Derrick Kouri. You will find all the "attractions" that can be expected from the camp. We recommend you to pay special attention to the mechanics in the camp, which puts up for sale the best motorcycle parts in the game. A full description of Diamond Lake camp can be found in the Encampments section of our guide.
Wizard Island - is the second friendly camp that can be visited in the Crater Lake region. This position is governed by colonel Garrett. Two bridges lead to the camp - North bridge and South bridge. The camp itself is a very extensive place - Deacon can visit various traders (among others) the merchant of best weapons from the whole game), as well as look inside the mountain (called by Garrett the Ark) and climb to the top, where the Colonel's tent is located. A complete description of the Wizard Islands camp can be found in the Encampments section of our guide.
NERO Research Site (Point 1)
NERO Research Site can be found during the Leave All That by the Door mission. As a reminder, this task concerns the search of a mine located north-west of Diamon Lake in orded to find cinnabar. The entrance to the mine is unlocked by pushing the vehicle (image above). After completing the mission objectives do not leave the mine, just continue to explore it. One of the steps leads to the mobile base, where you will find a white box with an Injector. Of course, you can return to the mine later in the game if needed.
NERO Research Site (Points 6)
The research point is located on a small island to the south-east of the Wizard Islands camp. Don't try to get there, because Deacon will drown before he gets to the island. The solution to this problem, fortunately, is relatively simple - you need to drive your motorcycle on the small springboard shown in the image (it is located south of the island). Be sure to use nitro to extend the flight and not to land on a motorcycle in deep water. Explore a small island to find a helicopter crash site, chest with Injector and an audio recording.
NERO Research Site (Point 10)
This NERO Research Site is at the western end of the Crater Lake region. It is necessary to climb and get to the camp in the mountains as shown in the image. Be careful while doing so, cause a horde of Freakers may be wandering nearby.