The Underrated Washington Lake That’s Perfect For A Summer Day

There’s nothing like spending a hot summer day by (or on) the lake… but unfortunately, everyone in Washington seems to know this. It seems as if our popular lakes are packed from Father’s Day to Labor Day.

But if you don’t mind parking your car and going on a strenuous 3.5-mile hike (the last mile of which is uphill), you’ll find a beautiful, secluded alpine lake perfect for enjoying for the day and even overnight camping.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Rachel Lake is a nice, challenging destination to check out when you need to get away from it all. Here are some other underrated lakes in Washington that may be more easily accessible.