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Address: Forks, WA
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Ranger station midway between Route

101 and Lake Crescent.

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Lovely even in Winter

Great place at end of Lake Crescent. Views stunning and ample parking. The hike to Marymere Falls is easy and fun. No dogs though. A good place to stop and rest a bit or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Diane B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place at end of Lake Crescent. Views stunning and ample parking. The hike to Marymere Falls is easy and fun. No dogs though. A good place to stop and rest a bit or have a picnic.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great stop in a log cabin ranger station. Getting a National Passport stamp is always fun! Great educational topographical maps and trail information in the Lake Crescent, Barnes Creek and Marymere Falls area.

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1 Thank DoloresJacoby
Dunkirk, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice place, yet unlike noted on the map, there are no USNPS rangers there. The kids could not return their junior ranger there, so we had to find another ranger station.

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1 Thank tourterelles82
Orlando, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

what an amazing trip and experience, there is no place like Olympic national park. trip of a lifetime

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Free parking, restrooms and information near a trail head into the rain forest. It gets more and more lush as you hike in towards a nice waterfall. (Marymere Falls) Easy hike with a well kept trail, about 1.5 miles round trip. Gorgeously lush, with great lighting in the mid-late afternoon. If you're crunched for time and trying to fit Olympic... More 

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Thank seabassNLS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Beautiful hike up to Marymere Falls. About 1.5 Miles. Pretty strenuous for an out of shape 65 year old but heard no complaints from anyone else in our party of 9 from 7 to 70+ years.

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Thank Gordon C
Maple Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

If you are in need of a bathroom, Storm King is where you want to stop - even on holidays. Take a few minutes to get out, stretch and go over to the edge of Crescent Lake and enjoy the views. If you have more time, go hike to Marymere Falls - the trailhead is here. PS: You can get... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

We were surprised to find the ranger station closed on a Sunday during the summer. We love getting the stamps in our national park book, but didn't get this one :(. The hike to the falls was one of our favorite hikes and the lake is absolutely stunning. Stop by the little store on the lake and get a Port... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Hiking around this area, to Marymere Falls, etc. was beautiful. The ferns are breathtaking. Make sure you go to the Crescent Lake Lodge even if you don't dine there--beautiful lake. We had lunch there and it was perfect, although the service was very slow.

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Thank Carol P
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

The Rangers were cordial and helpful, and the location is wonderful for a short rest, or a walk to Marymere Falls. Or you can make the two minute walk to an awesome view of Lake Crescent!

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