Crescent Lake, Olympic National Park

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  • A lovely drive along the lakeside. Several pull ins and park stops with hiking trails. Saw our first Stellars Jay.  more »
  • We stayed at the lake crescent lodge and the experience was magical. The mist floating on the top of the lake early morning was a sight to behold. Once the sun was up, you could see the beautiful blue...  more »
  • We've stayed at the Lake Crescent Lodge many times and mostly enjoyed the lake and the quiet. This time, we dragged ourselves out to take the half mile Trail just east of the lodge grounds. AMAZING. T...  more »
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  • Just drove through quick but wish I had a chance to kayak it the lake looked beautiful and it had some nice looking rocky beach area. Check out footage from my time there on my YouTube channel Life Outdoors!
  • The most beautiful lake you'll ever see in your lifetime and I'm a lake connoisseur! Love this lake especially on a calm day, paddle out and jump in, the lake is the clearest lake I've ever seen. Cold and refreshing!
  • This is one of the most underrated and stunning lakes in the United States. Photos can't do justice to how pretty this lake is. Clear blue water surrounded by forests and mountains. A great park of Olympic National Park.
  • Absolutely stunning. There are hiking trails, and cabins to rent! The water is veryyy chilly, but very blue. There’s a dock where all of the kids can jump off into the water. I would advise wearing water shoes if you’re just going to wade into the water; the bottom is covered in rocks, not sand.
  • Beautiful clear lake with a lot of nature trails around. Devil's punch bowl is particularly gorgeous and spruce head railroad trail is a nice, well-kept trail.
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