Crescent Lake, Olympic National Park

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#2 of 10 in Nature in Olympic National Park
Crescent Lake is located in Olympic National Park. Put Crescent Lake on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Olympic National Park trip itinerary tool .
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  • We have wanted to hike the newly finished Spruce Railroad Trail since they finished refurbishing it earlier this year. We picked a great late October day. The sun was out, the fall colors were their m...  more »
  • When you discover a location as beautiful as Lake Crescent, it's hard to capture the splendor in words. We certainly wish that we had stayed here many many days. Take the easy Trail up to the waterfal...  more »
  • Bring a picnic and wander along the beach. Good spot to picnic, kayak/canoe or follow trails and enjoy nature. Very quiet. It is public but appears to mostly cater to visitors of the lodge and cabins.  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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