"Lake Crescent" Top 5 Page for this destination Olympic National Park Favorite Tip by goingsolo
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Favorite thing: When I first saw Lake Crescent while driving west on highway 101, I must have stopped about a dozen times and the various pullouts. Part of the reason for this was to allow the California drivers speed past a the breakneck pace that everyone from California must do whenever they are on a road deemed a highway, oblivious to the gift provided in this clear sky day and the beautiful views. The deep azure lake, maintained by snowmelt, is a striking sight. Its color is even more sharpened by the contrast with the scores of Douglas firs that fill the ridges behind it and consume the tiny atolls scattered throughout the lake.
In addition to gazing at, picnicking beside (see "Restaurant Tips") and dodging high speed vehicles, the lake is a prime recreation area. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent at the Lake Crescent lodge.
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