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Lake Cushman

Beautiful! We enjoyed the view and kept going to Staircase Rapids. The hiking there is gorgeous and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Georgia B
Retirement Celebration

Staircase area was absolutely beautiful. Sadly the road was closed 1 mile before the campgrounds... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Alessandra W
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Tacoma, Washington
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A small, peaceful lake located just off the North Fork Skokomish River.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“loop trail” (2 reviews)
“camp” (3 reviews)
“road” (4 reviews)
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Olympic National Park, WA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful! We enjoyed the view and kept going to Staircase Rapids. The hiking there is gorgeous and the water is crystal clear. Great hike it you have kiddo or if you're an adult. You can swim along the loop as well. I have a hybrid,...More

Thank Georgia B
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Staircase area was absolutely beautiful. Sadly the road was closed 1 mile before the campgrounds due to the road washing out. We plan to return and camp once the road is open. Lovely area. Avoid the logging/forest service roads on the west side of the...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Took a drive out to Bear Gulch and did some hiking around Staircase Loop. The scenery is spectacular and the lake is stunning. It helped that we had sunny, warm weather. The road to Staircase is rough and potholed, passable when dry in a car,...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Great hike along river and through forested areas. Our photo journey got shots of the river, Fall foliage, and the cable bridge.

Thank Russ H
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

The Lake was created by damming the river for hydroelectricity. The power house along 101 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lake is surrounded by Olympia National Forest, Olympic National Park and some private property. The recreation is great...from kayaking to...More

1  Thank allyson360
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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

From Lake Cushman, we accessed the staircase for a beautiful trek through out of this world nature! The paths are well maintained but not overly easy either. And its not too busy. Actually on a November afternoon, we were alone. Make sure you ve planned...More

Thank Bruno__Bene
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Made a quick stop here on our way further on the peninsula. Beautiful lake down in a valley surrounded by the mountains. Fall colors were amazing.

1  Thank Mom_with_five
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

My husband, Mark and I, were enticed to place a bid on this vacation for a live auction function for a local children's museum and have no regrets! This package included a weeks stay in a lovely home on the lake, access to a private...More

1  Thank Erica L
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

We live 2 hours from here but have never made it out until this past Monday. Holy crap have we been missing out. It is absolutely gorgeous and so quiet. Lake Crescent has been our spot until this point, but there you have the road...More

1  Thank Sara M
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

such a beautiful location, looks like a screen saver! big lake, with scenic drive around perimeter, COLD water even in summer, crystal clear, turquoise water.

1  Thank Amy L
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