The Pacific Northwest is a great place to take a vacation – for locals and visitors alike. We’re lush and green and totally serene, especially in these amazing mountain lakes. If you’re thinking of taking a vacation – whether it be short or long – consider one of these Washington Lakes.
Lake Chelan is long and snake-like, but that just means more options, right? Off State Route 97 and Highway 971, Lake Chelan touches a ton of cities and communities which offers visitors a ton of places outside of Chelan proper to explore. Stay in Chelan at the Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan, try one of Manson’s many stays, or venture into the forest and try one of the surrounding Lake Chelan National Recreation Area’s campsites – just make sure to book in advance!
Settled on either side of Highway 207, you can visit Lake Wenatachee and nearby Fish Lake. Both in the greater Okanoga-Wenatchee National Forest, you’ll enjoy beaches, rivers, trail hiking, water fun, wildlife watching, and all the other wonders nature has to offer.
The triple-threat of Cle Elum Lake, Kachess Lake, and Keechelus Lake off Interestate 90. Though Cle Elum Lake is the closest to Ronald and the Suncadia Resort, but each has their own little refuge, depensing on what you’re looking for. Kachess Lake is nearby Easton – and Lake Easton – while Keechelus Lake is nearest the Snoqualmie Pass and Hidden Valley Ski Area.
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Lake Crescent and nearby Lake Sutherland are just a half-hour out of Port Angeles off State Route 101. Offering tons of water activities, you can often find a rental home, check out local campsites, or stay at the Lake Crescent Lodge. Enjoy hiking, swimming boating, or exploring the Olympic Discovery Trail loop. Lake Sutherland is a little more residential, but they have tons of Air BNB options if you book in advance!
Whether you’re trying to plan a daytrip, a long-weekend, or a week-long adventure-extravaganza, these are great, local places to check out. As always, this isn’t a one-sided conversation, so if we missed your favorite Washington Lake, tell us about it in the comments section below!
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