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In the middle of the forest you will find it

This lake and swimming area is pretty much in the center of the island and in a large wooded area... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Chris S
Houston, Texas
A fun day hike. Swim or paddle

Quiet little lake accessed by some great trails, or a not so easy road to find. Winter is one of my... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Anacortes, Washington
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

This lake and swimming area is pretty much in the center of the island and in a large wooded area. I only had time to spend a half hour and take a few pictures but it was beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Quiet little lake accessed by some great trails, or a not so easy road to find. Winter is one of my favorite times to see the lake, frozen over at times too

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lovefamily-four
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We went to this park for a quick hike. It was an easy hiking trail with all kinds of hidden gems. The lake is peaceful as well. Very nice little retreat for anyone looking for something quick and easy to take the family to do.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mbonieb
Reviewed 10 May 2018

You can swim, boat, fish here. Mostly anyone can walk around the lake. Its so beautiful here. If you are in the area- go!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank natureday-com
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This lake is like walking into a postcard. The towering evergreens surrounding the lake will make you feel so small. The serenity will leave you feeling stress free and the clean air and sparkling water is why this area is a must see!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SandyR1959
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A local told me about Cranberry Lake, so I went out on a Sunday morning. It's right there in town, but a million miles away from all things stressful. It is stunning, quiet, and serene. I saw almost nobody, and in my 4 days of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Yearn4Adventure
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I grew up on Whidbey Island, one of six children and mom took us to the beach all the time. Cranberry is a great spot because of the great swim spot, and then just across the park lot is the ocean side for wave jumping,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We camped out near the lake and the sunset was breathtakingly beautiful. By far one of the nicest places we have traveled. It stayed mild temperature wise the entire time.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank rickd117
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nestled among the firs and cedars, within the city limits of Anacortes, lies this little-known gem. Recently a wild fire damaged some of the forest surrounding the lake, but don't let that deter you from enjoying the peaceful trail leading up to Cranberry Lake.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank brothermoses
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great little hike around a local lake. It wasn't too crowded. Note that there are a lot of roots sticking up along the trail, so you need to watch where you walk, and in some areas the trail narrows and goes really...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank PMBeagle
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