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Lake Crescent

With brilliant blue waters for boating, alpine scenery and abundant hiking trails, this glacial lake is the perfect wilderness escape.

With its sparkling blue water and pine-clad hillsides, Lake Crescent is one of Olympic National Park’s most popular scenic destinations. Breathe in the fresh air, walk among the pines and toast marshmallows by the campfire. You’ll find plenty of serenity in this pristine wilderness area. 

Lake Crescent is a deepwater, glacially carved lake that plummets to an official maximum depth of 624 feet (190 meters), though some depth measurements put it far deeper than this. Either way, the depth and elevation mean the water remains cold year-round, so boating is the preferred water pastime. 

Rent a rowboat from Lake Crescent Lodge and set off from one of the boat launches located at either end of the lake. Glide over the water and marvel at its clarity and the reflections in its mirror-like surface.

Once you’re back on dry land, explore the surrounding area on foot. Choose one of several different day hikes around Lake Crescent. These range from a short 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) loop with no elevation gain, to a more challenging one-way 7.5-mile (12-kilometer) hike that has an elevation gain of 4,200 feet (1,280 meters).

Set off on the 0.8-mile (1.3-kilometer) trail from the Storm King Visitor Center to Marymere Falls for a relatively easy hike. Walk through the old-growth forest until you reach the cascading falls, which are 90 feet (27 meters) high. The falls are accessible to disabled persons, with some assistance.

There is much to see at Lake Crescent. If you want to cover several of the nearby trails, you’ll need to stay for a few days. Camp at the Fairholme Campground at the western end of the lake. During summer, accommodation is also available at Lake Crescent Lodge or the Log Cabin Resort.

Lake Crescent is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) west of Port Angeles. The Olympic Peninsula’s scenic highway passes right by the lake, giving easy access.


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Port Angeles, WA
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Port Angeles, this vacation home is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Olympic National Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Fairholme Olympic Discovery Trailhead. Lake Crescent and Mt. Muller Trailhead - Highway 101 are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    27 Forested Acres w Mountain Views Near Olympic Natl Park
    27 Forested Acres w Mountain Views Near Olympic Natl Park

    27 Forested Acres w Mountain Views Near Olympic Natl Park

    Port Angeles, WA
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Port Angeles, this vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Lake Crescent and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Lake Sutherland. Olympic Hot Springs and Marymere Falls are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Cozy Lakefront Cabin With Bonus 'tree House' - A Place to Unwind
      Cozy Lakefront Cabin With Bonus 'tree House' - A Place to Unwind

      Cozy Lakefront Cabin With Bonus 'tree House' - A Place to Unwind

      Port Angeles, WA
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on a lake, this romantic cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Sutherland and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Crescent and Olympic National Park. Olympic Hot Springs and Happy Lake Ridge are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        Snug Harbor Retreats Lake Sutherland-cabin #1
        Snug Harbor Retreats Lake Sutherland-cabin #1

        Snug Harbor Retreats Lake Sutherland-cabin #1

        Port Angeles, WA
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Port Angeles vacation home is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Sutherland and Olympic National Park. Lake Crescent and Olympic Hot Springs are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          Snug Harbor at Lake Sutherland-cabin #2
          Snug Harbor at Lake Sutherland-cabin #2

          Snug Harbor at Lake Sutherland-cabin #2

          Port Angeles, WA
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on a lake, this historic apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lake Sutherland and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Olympic National Park. Lake Crescent and Olympic Hot Springs are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            Lake Sutherland Retreat on the Sunny Side of the Lake!
            Lake Sutherland Retreat on the Sunny Side of the Lake!

            Lake Sutherland Retreat on the Sunny Side of the Lake!

            Port Angeles, WA
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Port Angeles cabin is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Sutherland and Lake Crescent. Barnes Creek Trailhead and Marymere Falls are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              The Best Lakefront Home With Full Amenities Available - You'll Love it!
              The Best Lakefront Home With Full Amenities Available - You'll Love it!

              The Best Lakefront Home With Full Amenities Available - You'll Love it!

              Port Angeles, WA
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Port Angeles vacation home is located on the waterfront, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Sutherland, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Crescent and Barnes Creek Trailhead. Marymere Falls and Storm King Ranger Station are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Cozy Chalet Tiny House on Beautiful Lake Sutherland! Port Angeles, WA 98363
                Cozy Chalet Tiny House on Beautiful Lake Sutherland! Port Angeles, WA 98363

                Cozy Chalet Tiny House on Beautiful Lake Sutherland! Port Angeles, WA 98363

                Port Angeles, WA
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the ocean, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Sutherland and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Crescent and Olympic National Park. Barnes Creek Trailhead and Marymere Falls are also within 6 mi (10 km).