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Crescent Lake

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Address: Lake Crescent Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA WA 98363
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Activities: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Viewing wildlife
Description: A scenic lake.

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Lake in the Mountains

Lake Crescent is a wonderful gem in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains on Washington’s Olympic peninsula. We stayed in the Marymere room; a quaint motel-style building on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Troy, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lake Crescent is a wonderful gem in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains on Washington’s Olympic peninsula. We stayed in the Marymere room; a quaint motel-style building on the far end of the lakeshore. The village is quaint with the Marymere room, separate stand-alone cabins, and the lodge as centerpieces. Several hiking trails are available a short walk from the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We just drove by it with one stop for a picture. It is very pretty and nice to look at while driving through the park along Hwy 101.

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London, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
154 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Beautiful, crystal clear and very blue water lake in the middle of the spectacular Olympic National Park. It was so quiet and serene, we loved just sitting and admiring the views with the surrounding mountains as a backdrop. Lovely and very picturesque! The ducks were happily swimming and the deer were grazing near the parking lot. We were here near... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The lake was so beautiful with mirror images like we had never seen before. We were even able to see a flock of eagles feed in the lake around some ducks who were also feasting. Probably the most memorable time of our vacation. It is a short drive from Port Angeles. The nice lady at the visitor's center was very... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lake crescent is one of natures most beautiful places. Nestled in Olympic national park is one of the most scenic places on earth. If you love nature you will love this place. Of course summer and early fall are the best times to visit if you want a better chance of good weather.

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Los Angeles, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

not a big fan of lakes, but water here is definitely really blue, which makes it perfect stop on your way to your next destination.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were staying about 20 miles from lake crescent and found it so beautiful we went 2 days in a row! It is so picturesque and looked very different under overcast light and sunshine! The lake is very peaceful and has very little boating activity or even lodging (especially compared to Lake Sutherland nearby). In the right light, you can... More 

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Burgess Hill, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Beautiful lake, lovely lodge, great place to paddle a canoe or kayak. Interesting trail to Marymere Falls.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Was there for sunset. The skies were cloudy and foggy, with some light rain. Yet sun was shining through in some directions. This made for some interesting photos. I can’t imagine how spectacular the scenery would be from the lake viewpoints and from the lodge when there’s a beautiful sunset. The lodge looked wonderfully cozy inside. Nice Adirondack chairs along... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

So lovely. Of course, it would have been more lovely if not on the main highway and we had it to ourselves. But it's quiet easy to find an isolated little piece of shore to yourselves. Bring a picnic, a towel, find a rock, and settle in. The water is crystal clear and perfectly crisp and refreshing - it's just... More 

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