Thirty minutes west of Port Angeles, Lake Crescent is a spectacular place to swim, paddle a boat and fish. With camping and lodging here, it makes a great basecamp for the park. The 624-foot deep lake is famous for its clear, turquoise waters, and though chilly for swimming, it never stops kids during summer months. Seasonal boat, canoe and kayak rentals are available at Fairholm General Store, the Log Cabin Resort or the Lake Crescent Lodge, even if you’re not a guest. Nearby is kid-friendly hiking, including Marymere Falls, Moments in Time trail, and the Spruce Railroad trail (also great for bikes).
Recent Traveler Reviews
Outstanding and beautiful
I have never seen such a beautiful lake. Between the crystal clear blue water and the mountain in the background amazing does not begin to describe it.
Stunning Lake Seen from Hwy 101
We drove along much of the south coast of Lake Crescent on our journey around Olympic National Park. US 101 hugs the lake for miles. The scenery is breathtaking with tall mountains rising from the...