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Crescent Lake

Olympic National Park, WA 98363
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Camping, Viewing wildlife, Fishing, Hiking
Description: A scenic lake.
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Redmond, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The lake is so beautiful and clear. Very impressive, we could see the bottom of the lake absolutely clear. The water was pretty comfortable for kids to just play in it near the shore. We really enjoyed and wish to go again. Do remember to carry towel and extra clothes for your kids if they intend to play in water... More

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Greenbank, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The water there was beautiful Nestled in the arms of the mountains, it gave peace and tranquility a wonderful rating. The lodge surroundings are great for family and family reunion events. The bed in our beachfront cabin was awful but everything else was fine

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

The lake was so clear it was almost aqua. It is extremely impressive. We did a kayak tour and loved every minute of it.

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Collierville, TN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hwy 101 goes right along the shore, giving beautiful scenic views. The stop at Marymere Falls is a great place to get information at the ranger station, see the falls, the lodge, and is also the starting point for other trails. For an easy hike, "another world" experience, go on the Moments in Time trail. It's 0.6 loop, flat, with... More

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Fremont, California
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218 reviews 218 reviews
65 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I find this lake to be simply beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. I like to sit in a chair outside the Lodge and read a book and enjoy the beauty of the lake. I've been here several times and find each time as special as the last. This is one of my favorite spots.

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Oakland, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited Crescent Lake on an overcast day, but still enjoyed a fantastic 4-mile hike. Crescent Lake is worth it for the surreal views of the water alone, but I imagine the boating / kayaking / etc are a ton of fun on a bright and sunny day as well.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lake water like you have never seen. Crystal clear. The water is so blue. Research why the lake water is so clear, you will be amazed. Stop at the sightseeing spots along the road to get a view of the beautiful water, mountains, and greenery.

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The lake is very huge and clear.we did a trail get to a fall and then took a loop back to the parking lot. Recommend to book earlier and stay in the lodge for night, must be a very nice experience.

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San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If I knew it was this serene, I would have planned to stay here. The on-line photos of the accomodations do not do it justice. Perfect little spot to relax & rejuvinate.

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McLean, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nestled amidst heavily forested hills that lead to even higher mountains, this glacial lake offers gorgeous views and several lodging options, including the Park's Lake Crescent Lodge and Rustic Cabins.

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