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Crescent Lake

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Address: Lake Crescent Rd, Olympic National Park, WA 98363
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A scenic lake.

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A Beautiful Place of Tranquility

My wife and I make many trips here throughout the year. We go hiking on the many trails, and to the Lake Crescent lodge for something to eat after a long hike. Lake Crescent is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Foodhunch
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Port Angeles, Washington
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Port Angeles, Washington
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I make many trips here throughout the year. We go hiking on the many trails, and to the Lake Crescent lodge for something to eat after a long hike. Lake Crescent is a beautiful spot that should be a destination for travelers on a nice sunny day. You won't want to miss how clear the lake is,... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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156 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a large lake with beautiful places you can pull out on the drive around it to enjoy. The drive around it is very curvy, go slow. They're also suppose to be doing road work on this road during the summer. Go to nps to get more information on the work for this road.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Crescent Lake and Marymere Falls were both beautiful to visit. The lake's clear blue water was stunning and we always enjoy waterfalls.

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Thank RxNCHikers
Greeneville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Didn't realize just how big this lake was. It goes on for miles and miles along the 101 highway. There are several places that you can pull over and take pictures. Would love to visit when the sun is shining.

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Olympia, Washington
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424 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came here in 1976 and was flabbergasted by its beauty. 40 years later and I am still in awe of the beautiful lake.

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northbrook il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

you step back in time a worderful hotel on the shore of crescent lake yes the rooms a small but there spotless yes the cabins are small but who cares it a great place for 2 nites swimm if you like cool water take a great hike or two have a fine meal

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Hyderabad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the lodge next to lake crescent. The lake looks spectacular with clouds and the mountains offering a backdrop. You can just walk on the pier or sit on relax on the benches around the lake. During winters it can be cold however the lodge offers you to set up fire pits around the lake and enjoy... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed Crescent Lake multiple times on our visit to Olympic. Each time we seemed to enjoy the morning light, a light rain shower, rainbows, wildlife, and some simply some awesome scenery. Don't forget Marymere falls while you are in the vicinity.

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la
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We only got to see Crescent Lake from US 101, but we pulled over to several of the View Points to take pictures. The lake is HUGE, very very blue, and outstanding to look at!

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Colorado
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The crescent lake is worth a stop along the drive from port angeles. The lake is 12 miles long. Beautiful sight. Relax, have a picnic, go fishing or hike to see Marymere waterfalls. Our family enjoyed the clear day walking by the lake.

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