We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Crescent Lake

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lake Crescent Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA 98363
Website
Description:

A scenic lake.

Book In Advance
More Info
$247*
and up
Small-Group Olympic National Park Tour from Seattle
More Info
$349*
and up
Private Olympic National Park Rainforest Tour from Seattle
More Info
$219*
and up
Private Tour: Olympic National Park Day Trip from Seattle

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 406 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 276
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful , peaceful lake

We didn't spend much time here . We stopped at the boat launch to take a few pictures and then headed over to the lodge . At the boat launch the water was a little choppy but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Skwiki
,
Vancouver
Add Photo Write a Review

406 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 389: English reviews
Vancouver
Level Contributor
413 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't spend much time here . We stopped at the boat launch to take a few pictures and then headed over to the lodge . At the boat launch the water was a little choppy but the colors near the shore were gorgeous . The wharf next to the lodge was nice to walk out and watch the people... More 

Helpful?
Thank Skwiki
La Center, Washington
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful lake with lots of activities. Cute lodge and kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals. Have to be early to get a rental though.

Helpful?
Thank vasca24
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We reached this lake at 5:00pm . Omg !! This was best experience I have ever had 😄 That moment when sun shine touch the lake water 🤗🤗🤗 it is good for boating and simply to watch as well😄

Helpful?
Thank SHRINIDHI B
Simpsonville, SC
Level Contributor
77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove around much of thus beautiful body of water. Decided to stop and visit the lodge which had many cabins. Looked like a nice place to stay. Hiking trails were accessible, canoeing/kayaking also. Would be a nice area to kick back and relax.

Helpful?
Thank SCfish
Brandon, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Glacier fed lake so the color is an amazing blue/turquoise. There is a lodge on the lake that has kayaks and paddle boards for rent on the shore. Couple hikes close to the lodge, one to the waterfall that is an hour rt and def worth it.

Helpful?
Thank KSUHR68
lebanon ky
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a glacier formed lake. Crystal clear and beautiful and icy cold in July. Fantastic photo ops everywhere. Mountains, trees, water. Beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank ladyboater55
Everett, Washington
Level Contributor
283 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crescent Lake is easily accessible by road and trail. It is a super deep beautiful blue lake lined with wonderful trees. One of the great drives along highway 101.

Helpful?
Thank GenotheViking
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we drove by on our way to the rainforest on a perfect day, glassy water, blue skies. unreal. we only stopped to take pictures on the way but would LOVE to go back to kayak.

Helpful?
Thank ally91187
Auburn, Washington
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a beautiful lake in a picturesque setting. The water colors can be stunning. A word of caution. Hwy. 101 is the only road around the lake and is used by log trucks, so be aware of your surroundings and use good driving sense!

Helpful?
Thank Crewcab
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Monday so not crowded and that probably affected my review. But it was very nice. Went kayaking for 3 hours and explored much of the ridiculously clear and deep lake. We could see tree branches like 30-40 ft under us! Highly recommend this place and there were even lots of hikes we didn't get to..but will next... More 

Helpful?
Thank Greg E

Travelers who viewed Crescent Lake also viewed

Olympic National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA
 
Olympic National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA
 

Been to Crescent Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Crescent Lake and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Montesano, Washington
over a year ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Crescent Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?