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Beautiful lake, great for recreation

The Lake was created by damming the river for hydroelectricity. The power house along 101 is... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Olympia, Washington
Rainforest wow

From Lake Cushman, we accessed the staircase for a beautiful trek through out of this world nature... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
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A small, peaceful lake located just off the North Fork Skokomish River.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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Olympic National Park, WA
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Lake was created by damming the river for hydroelectricity. The power house along 101 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lake is surrounded by Olympia National Forest, Olympic National Park and some private property. The recreation is great...from kayaking to...More

1  Thank allyson360
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

From Lake Cushman, we accessed the staircase for a beautiful trek through out of this world nature! The paths are well maintained but not overly easy either. And its not too busy. Actually on a November afternoon, we were alone. Make sure you ve planned...More

Thank Bruno__Bene
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Made a quick stop here on our way further on the peninsula. Beautiful lake down in a valley surrounded by the mountains. Fall colors were amazing.

1  Thank Mom_with_five
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My husband, Mark and I, were enticed to place a bid on this vacation for a live auction function for a local children's museum and have no regrets! This package included a weeks stay in a lovely home on the lake, access to a private...More

1  Thank Erica L
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We live 2 hours from here but have never made it out until this past Monday. Holy crap have we been missing out. It is absolutely gorgeous and so quiet. Lake Crescent has been our spot until this point, but there you have the road...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 29 June 2016

such a beautiful location, looks like a screen saver! big lake, with scenic drive around perimeter, COLD water even in summer, crystal clear, turquoise water.

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed 16 January 2016

At the time we visited, it was too cold for swimming and the lake was very low. We enjoyed walking in the lake bed and rock hunting. The restroom in one of the parking lot areas was TOTALLY disgusting. It could use some maintenance. I...More

Thank Celena B
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Park has great areas and turn offs to view the lake and take pictures. Well maintained trails are all over the park which make it easy to enjoy the area. Next time will pack a small picnic!

Thank Caroline N
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Well my family wanted to try a new location for camping not too far from home. The 1989 Winnie can only go so far since our trip to California. Anyhow I had seen this campground mentioned in a few different locations and thought it would...More

2  Thank Erinp67
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a cabin rental, Moose House, very near Lake Cushman. Very cute, clean, comfortable. Had a wonderful hike in Olympic National Park that day at Staircase. Couldn't believe the size of some of the trees-over 400 years old. Lots of beautiful wild flowers. Bring...More

1  Thank Rebecca A
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