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Crescent Lake

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Address: Lake Crescent Rd, Port Angeles, Olympic National Park, WA 98363

A scenic lake.

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Nice place to stop on your way from Port Angeles to Hoh Rain Forest.

We loved the lake and the view and had a very nice picknick sitting on a rock at the banks of the lake.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Hasselt, Belgium
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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the lake and the view and had a very nice picknick sitting on a rock at the banks of the lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed by Lake Crescent when returning home from Kalaloch Lodge and briefly stopped at Lake Crescent Lodge. Such a beautiful setting! We are already planning to schedule a time to stay at Lake Crescent Lodge sometime.

Thank gpas
Port Townsend, Wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here in all seasons, sometimes just to look at the lake, or to stop for meal at the Lodge enroute to the coast, or to take a day hike to Marymere Falls. Also to stay a night or two at one of the accommodations. It is always wonderfully beautiful. People more active than I go paddle boarding, even... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Came to the park to get away from the city and get a few days of relaxation. It's cool and sometimes cold. It's wet and sometimes rainy. But the lake takes on a personality of its own with steam rising from the water, low clouds hanging on the mountains which peek through with their snow covered tips. Beautiful and very... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Beautiful lake setting. Good stopping point en route to places further west on the Peninsula. Lots of places to pull off and admire the lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Even if you only have time to drive by this lake, take the time. Gorgeous long lake. We drove through the area when there was low lying clouds. Very beautiful.

Thank Mom_with_five
Two Harbors, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Lodge on this lake and wish we'd had more time to hike around and explore the area. Stunningly beautiful! We will be back!

Thank Cynthia L
Minong, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a treasure is this lake. We kayaked and enjoyed the views from the lake. We also liked the views in the sun and at sunset. The lake is just totally gorgeous.

Thank Marge A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We drove around one side of Crescent Lake. It is a quite a large lake with trees right along the shoreline. The day was sunny and the water was very blue. We enjoyed the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The lake is surrounded by mountains, when you are lucky (on a not clouded day) you can see their reflection in the lake.

Thank Ingrid D

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