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I guarantee that when you see what's at the bottom of this lake in Washington, you will be.

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This is just one image of what can be seen at the bottom of beautiful Lake Crescent, in Washington. The lake is located in Olympia National Park, approximately 21 miles from Port Angeles.

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It's the 2nd deepest lake in the state at 624 feet. Lake Chelan holds the record. Lake Crescent is famous for canoeing, paddleboarding, and of course, kayaking. Lake Crescent was formed about 8,000 years ago, and has many beaches to explore.

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Of course, the lake is known for many treasures below, including:

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a number of wrecks and other scenes.

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Lake Crescent is most notably known for its abundantly clear, blue water, which is due to the lack of nitrogen. It's almost a given to make an unknown discovery.

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From Wikipedia:

Lake Crescent is located in a popular recreational area which is home to a number of trails, including the Spruce Railroad Trail, Pyramid Mountain trail, and the Barnes Creek trail to Marymere Falls. The Spruce Railroad Trail follows the grade of what was once the tracks of a logging railroad along the shores of the lake. Following this trail on the north side of the lake, one can find the entrance to an old railroad tunnel as well as "Devils Punch Bowl", a popular swimming and diving area.

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