You don't have to daydream about sapphire water and stunning views — Lake Crescent, Washington, has bottomless blue water surrounded by alpine landscapes for a breathtaking getaway in nature.

Tucked away in the Olympic National Park, this basin is a "deep, glacially carved lake" that's about 3-hours away from Seattle

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You can paddle the day away, have a picnic with a view, or enjoy the various hiking trails.

According to the Lake Crescent Area brochure, it has a depth of 624 feet, and the water is quite chilly!

You can travel here with a car full of your friends for $30 per vehicle.

From late April - mid-October, Lake Crescent lodge can provide you with kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rentals, so you can traverse the waters for a full or half-day.

Prices vary depending on what you get, and there's boat launches on both east and west sides of the lake. 

Whether you need some R&R in nature or want to escape the city, this bottomless blue lake has mesmerizing waters that'll make you want to stay forever and some. 

Lake Crescent

Price: $15+

Location: Port Angeles, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can escape the city and enjoy stunning views. 

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.