Their cooling waters beckon, calling to hikers sweaty from miles of grinding altitude gain and to other explorers of our lush forests. Elsewhere, they’re visions of blue in the midst of otherwise dry landscapes. On both sides of our mountains, east and west, our Northwest lakes are inviting playgrounds perfect for an extended stay or a weekend day trip.
Ross Lake Resort
Lake Quinault Lodge
Watermark Beach Resort
Lake Coeur d’Alene
Lake Pend Oreille
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The Mythical Lake Monsters of the Northwest