10 Best Lakes in the Pacific Northwest

Add some of these great lakes to your vacation dream board this year and have some fun exploring our amazing North American home.

Johnson Lake, British Columbia

The lakeshore is primarily undeveloped, making it the perfect place to relax and take in the area’s natural beauty.


Lake Chelan, Washington

The clear blue waters of Lake Chelan are so inviting, and the best way to see them is to take a helicopter tour of the lake.


Ross Lake, Washington

The lake is a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing and offers plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing.


Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Lake Coeur d’Alene boasts the longest floating boardwalk in the world and is worth a visit.


Crater Lake, Oregon

The deepest lake in the United States and seventh deepest on earth, Crater Lake, was formed from an ancient volcano that collapsed thousands of years ago after an eruption.


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