Visit Lake Campbell, One Of Washington's Most Underrated Lakes And A Great Summer Destination
Lake Campbell is located in Skagit County’s Anacortes. The city is best known for being a gateway to both the San Juan Islands and Whidbey Island. And if you’ve ever gone over the Deception Pass Bridge to get to Whidbey, you’ve probably driven by one of the best lakes in Washington for swimming. This summer, come visit this wildly underrated lake and you’ll truly appreciate the rugged beauty of the area.
This YouTube video captures some of the inviting beauty of Lake Campbell. Have you ever heard of this gem? Tell us about it in the comments!
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Lake Campbell Washington
What are the best beaches in Washington?
Considering that there are 157 miles of shoreline (and much more than that if you count rivers and lakes in WA and the Puget Sound), there are certainly quite a few beaches to visit here. Olympic National Park’s Ruby Beach is chock full of gorgeous landscapes to take in with its sea stacks and ample driftwood dotting the rocky shore. While you can swim and sunbathe here, for many, it’s more about the scenery. In Olalla, you’ll find Anderson Point, where you can take in the views of Vashon Island. Just be aware that there is a three-quarter-mile hike to get there. However, that’s what makes this place less crowded than other WA beaches.
What are the most beautiful lakes in Washington?
When it comes to lakes in WA, aside from Lake Campbell, there are about 8,000 to choose from across the state. Located within Olympic National Park, you’ll find Lake Crescent. Here, you can hike over half a dozen trails, camp, and picnic around the lake. Lake Chelan is over 50 miles long and located within North Cascades National Park. It’s the third-deepest lake in America at 1,485 feet, making it ideal for fishing. Surrounding it, you’ll find a ton of recreation, such as boating, fishing, swimming, and scuba diving.
What is the hottest month of the year in Washington?
Although there are certainly some exceptions, a majority of Washington is a temperate Mediterranean climate, meaning it gets hot summers and cold winters, with the east feeling the heat a bit more. The hottest month of all is July, with temperatures averaging 89 degrees. Although the current highest temperature on record is 120 degrees, recorded on June 29 in Hanford. Fortunately, there are plenty of lakes in WA, like Lake Campbell, to dip into, in addition to ocean beaches.