Crescent Lake, Olympic National Park

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Crescent Lake is located in Olympic National Park. Arrange your visit to Crescent Lake and discover more family-friendly attractions in Olympic National Park using our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It's beautiful to drive around the lake. The color is always beautiful. Be sure to stop at the pull offs for quiet views and great photographs. And I enjoy pulling into the lake crescent lodge for a r...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    One could spend their entire vacation in this one spot. Everywhere one looks there are stunning vistas and pictures full of memories. Many good places for a picnic.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This lake appeared to be never ending when we drove from Port Angeles. It is a beautiful, scenic, sparkling drive. There are plenty of areas that you can turn in and admire the lake. Plus, there are s...  more »

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Where to stay in Olympic National Park

Many visitors to Olympic National Park choose to pitch a tent at one of 16 campgrounds, many of which stay open throughout the year. The park also offers a mix of lodge rooms, motel rooms, and cabins thanks to two lodges and two resorts. On the Pacific Coast, the Kalaloch Lodge stands as the most isolated of these. If you prefer to rest your head outside the park, consider staying in Port Townsend. This artsy waterside community northeast of the park offers plenty of inns and bed and breakfasts, but they fill up quickly in summer, so reserve ahead if possible. Port Angeles sits a bit closer to the park and offers more functional accommodations in the form of motels and hotels, though you'll also find waterfront inns and cottages in the area. Communities on the park's western side offer a rustic vibe, but they also take more time to get to if you're coming from Seattle.
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