A weekend camping at Lake Crescent & exploring the Olympic National Park
We spent a wonderful and goofy three days camping at Lake Crescent (or is it Crescent Lake…) in the Olympic National Park celebrating our dear friends’ 5th Anniversary.
Where we Stayed:
Log Cabin Resort: The grounds are right on the lake and include cabins, RV sites and tent camping as well as a restaurant, deli, boat rentals, lawn games and a little general store. The tent camp sites were tiny and close together but worth it to be so close to the lake.
We were planning on staying at Fairholme
What we did:
- Hurricane Ridge Trail – You can walk out to Sunrise Point to enjoy the views or opt for a longer hike along the ridge on Mount Angeles Trail (~5 mi out/back).
- Devil’s Punchbowl – Stroll about a mile down the Spruce Railroad Trail to get to the Devil’s Punchbowl. Great for cliff jumping, swimming or just enjoying the views.
- Swimming in Lake Crescent – everyone deserve to jump into water this clear.
What we wanted to do but ran out of time:
- The Olympic National Park has so many more opportunities for adventure, hiking and swimming that we hope to experience on our next trip!
- Mt Storm King Trail (hiking)
- Hot Springs: Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort or Olympic Hot Springs
- Marymere Falls & Nature Trail
- Olympic Coast / Beach Camping – We had high hopes of making it out to the Olympic coast’s Third Beach for some beach camping our final night but we decided to keep it simple and stay an extra night at Lake Crescent.