Crescent Lake, Olympic National Park

4.8
#2 of 18 in Nature in Olympic National Park
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  • Not too many access points to this lake as all the sides are very steep and mountainous. Beautiful water but very cold. Beautiful campground but very windy and cold. The road construction may add 30 m...  more »
  • I wrote the review of Olympic National Park about the lake actually. This is a must visit place if you’re ever in WA/Seattle. You can do this as a day or sometime half day trip from the city. If you l...  more »
  • Drove past the lake quite a few times over a few days whilst staying just down the road. It was so beautiful to look at. Would love to stay at one of the places around the lake.  more »
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  • My favorite lake! This place is beautiful even on a raining day. The drive around the lake is amazing! It does have coupled of sports on the side of the road to take pictures. The water here is amazing and not that cold when it was raining,crazy! Should love to just this lake again.
  • Absolutely love coming to this place during my family vacations. The view are so nice of the large lake and the tall mountains. Great for painters and photographers as well as a good spot to do some meditation and reflection.
  • Descent place to see natural beauty on a sunny day. The views are good but that’s about it. Nothing much to do. Good for some snaps as it’s ideal for taking photographs.
  • If you haven't been the Lake Crescent, then you're missing a real venue. It's nestled in mountains that surround the lake on all sides. The water is clear and cold but is also very inviting. There are nice park areas for day use and the people seem to be very friendly. A must see!
  • The up close encounters with Yak, Llamas, Deer, Brown Bears, Elk, Bison, and goats were memorable, exciting, and charming. You don’t have to call ahead, get reservations, or bring anything with you. At times the large hungry heads looking for snacks were a little overwhelming, but you just drive on or put up your window. The bears are kept a few feet from your car. The petting zoo could use some animal variety. The predator enclosures are pretty sad.
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