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Crescent Lake

Lake Crescent Rd, Olympic National Park, WA 98363
+1 360-928-3020
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A scenic lake.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Lake Crescent Rd, Olympic National Park, WA 98363

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Olympic National Park for ten days in early August. Getting accommodations in the park was not easy. I lurked on the internet at all sorts of strange hours and was able to patch together stays at all of the park lodges except Kalaloch...More

1  Thank ShifraToronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is huge and Wonderful. The drive is curved and the views are nice. Take time to pull over and check out the Lake

Thank R0add0g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a huge amount of time here. It seemed we'd just get back into the car and drive maybe 500 ft and stop again. My son is a photo bug and every time we have driven past this lake we spend alot of time...More

Thank tree1110
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were lucky enough to be at Crescent Lake on a cool morning with fog. It was so beautiful!! The water is clear and cold. You can even just stop along the road and admire the beauty from the the edge. We thought about canoeing,...More

1  Thank coyotepack5
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We have wanted to hike the newly finished Spruce Railroad Trail since they finished refurbishing it earlier this year. We picked a great late October day. The sun was out, the fall colors were their most vibrant. There was a bit of a breeze which...More

Thank geraldh463
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

When you discover a location as beautiful as Lake Crescent, it's hard to capture the splendor in words. We certainly wish that we had stayed here many many days. Take the easy Trail up to the waterfall it's really worth it!

Thank TheRuppanners
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Bring a picnic and wander along the beach. Good spot to picnic, kayak/canoe or follow trails and enjoy nature. Very quiet. It is public but appears to mostly cater to visitors of the lodge and cabins.

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We drove through here daily for several days while we were in the area and every single day you would see another area of amazing beauty. Water is beyond blue and clear beyond belief. There are so many pretty places to stop and see along...More

Thank Thundrdawg
Reviewed 3 October 2017

From the parking lot take the Barnes Creek trail through the tunnel under the road. Easy trail to walk most of the way to the falls. On the path we saw some of the biggest trees we've ever seen other than Redwoods, The upper trail...More

1  Thank Wheels282
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This was my favorite spot in ONP! The construction going on through this area until Nov 2017 is so worth sitting in to get here!

1  Thank Diane P
Nearby Restaurants
Lake Crescent Lodge Restaurant
435 reviews
13.16 km away
Blackberry Cafe
69 reviews
18.14 km away
Sabai Thai
438 reviews
21.75 km away
Toga's Soup House Deli & Gourmet
165 reviews
21.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Joyce Depot Museum
5 reviews
18.35 km away
Olympic National Park Visitor Center
807 reviews
21.96 km away
Marymere Falls
451 reviews
12.03 km away
Olympic National Forest
464 reviews
20.20 km away
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29 June 2017|
Response from Foodhunch | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I haven't camped there before. You could reach them by calling the park and finding out through their Park Rangers or the Lake Crescent Lodge staff.