The Best Lakes Near Me In  The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has pretty spectacular lakes, but some stand out from the rest. The lakes on this list are the best in the Pacific Northwest for different reasons.

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

The glacier-fed lake is known for its clear, turquoise waters and is a popular spot for swimming, fishing, and boating.

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

The quaint lakeside town of Coeur d’Alene offers plenty of restaurants, shops, and lakeside activities. 

Crater Lake, Oregon

There is something for everyone at this beautiful lake, from kayaking and hiking to horseback riding and bird watching.