Family Activities:

Lake Crescent


Lake Crescent

Highway 101, Olympic National Park, WA 98363, WA

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

Beautiful along your way in the Olympic Peninsula

by BrotherYo

One of the many sights available to you when you drive through the Olympic Peninsula. Make sure to take pictures of your trip to share with friends and to return
Gorgeous lake surrounded by beautiful mountains..and great hikes nearby!

by Lesliekgou

I traveled there with my sons and BF and we hiked right from the Lake Crescent Lodge area...the hikes were fantastic with enormous trees and nature to explore!