Lake Crescent is located just south of the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the northern coastline of the Olympic Peninsula. The lake is located entirely within Olympic National Park and is officially the second deepest lake in the state. The pure blue water is surrounded by thick forests and over the years it has become more and more popular with vacationers heading out to the peninsula. Whether staying in a Lake Crescent lodge or going camping at Lake Crescent, you and your family are sure to have the time of your life.
Things To Do At Lake Crescent
One of the top things to do at Lake Crescent is to get out on the water. You can do this a number of ways, including by going swimming, boating, kayaking, water skiing, fishing, innertubing, canoeing, and more. The lake is big enough so that everyone venturing out on its water will have plenty of room. There are also some great nearby attractions including the Barnes Creek trail to Marymere Falls, the Spruce Railroad Trail, Pyramid Mount Trail, and the communities of Clallam Bay, Sekiu, Neah Bay, Port Angeles, and Sequim. You’re even close enough to venture out further to Cape Flattery, the Hoh Rainforest, Hurricane Ridge, and Dungeness Spit. Explore the area right around the lake and you’ll find popular swimming and diving areas, little known trails, and even an old railroad tunnel.
It’s easy to see why many people head back to Lake Crescent every year. It has everything you need to create great memories for whoever you’re traveling with.