Olympic Waterfalls, Lakes and Rivers

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park. Photo by David Krause

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park. Photo by David Krause

If there are two words to describe Olympic National Park, it would be wet and wild. Rivers pouring over mountains and through rain forests splash into waterfalls and lakes. Most notable are the Sol Duc Falls and Crescent Lake.

Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

This strikingly blue, deep (624 feet) lake sits in the forest 18 miles west of Port Angeles. Read More...

Elwha dam waterfall in Olympic National Park

Olympic Waterfall Trail Map

With this area’s famous rain comes surging rivers that drop as beautiful waterfalls. Many of these waterfalls are accessible within a short hike. Read More...

Sunrise at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

The Lady of Crescent Lake

The lake was said to have been created to kill of warriors from fighting tribes. It never gave up its dead… until the Lady of the Lake surfaced in 1940. Read More...

Kayaking on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

Things to Do in the Water at Olympic National Park

With crystal-clear lakes, cobalt rivers, and the Pacific Ocean all within a few miles of each other, Olympic NP offers plenty of opportunities for water fun. Read More...