Best  Nearby Lakes in the Pacific Northwest

The lakes on this list are the best in the Pacific Northwest for different reasons because they are all so unique.

So whether you’re looking to go kayaking, swimming or want to enjoy some time by the water at a resort with friends, these lakes will not disappoint.

Johnson Lake, British Columbia

This turquoise lake is located in the interior of British Columbia and is a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and swimming.

Lake Chelan, Washington

Lake Chelan is one of the most popular lakes in Washington and attracts visitors from all over.

5 out of 5

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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