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Great place for photo's, very quiet and pretty area, Lake is clear and has a trail around it. Great... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Marinette, Wisconsin
Beautiful is an understatement

This is a great lake with clear water, suitable for swimming with young children. The view of this... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
New York City, New York
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Formerly called Coldwater Creek, this is one of the world's newest lakes.
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“clear water” (2 reviews)
“short trail” (2 reviews)
“eruption” (6 reviews)
Amboy, WA
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Great place for photo's, very quiet and pretty area, Lake is clear and has a trail around it. Great area to take the family for a few hours.

Thank gpnent
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great lake with clear water, suitable for swimming with young children. The view of this lake is so serene and tranquil with Mt St Helen as the backdrop. It has a well maintained boardwalk and a short trail to the mouth of...More

Thank NYCRotaryRocket
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This lake was created by the eruption, and it I can't even describe how serene is it. There is a short boardwalk with information posts to share the story of how the lake was created. The water is as clear as you can possible imagine....More

Thank MNSiouxFan
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a good place to stop and have lunch or a break after or before visiting St Helen's. Its pretty and relaxing. You can walk on pretty even keel trails with a nice lake and river area. There are picnic tables and bathrooms. The...More

Thank Katie A
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We stopped here for a picnic on our way back from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. This stop has bathrooms, picnic tables, and a short trail that takes you out to the lake. There are small islands of debris flow deposits from the 1980 eruption of...More

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lake with a view of Mt. St. Helen's. Easy paved path to the lake, several viewing/fishing decks built along the way. We visited on June 12 and the wildflowers were blooming profusely-daisies, Indian paintbrush, foxglove among others. Great photo ops everywhere.

Thank slorettao
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We visited Coldwater Lake (and newly formed in 1980 by the eruption) and walked the extensive wooden walkways over the water. The whole area is great for photography. It's hard to believe this lake was not there forty years ago - it looks eternal but...More

Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Was so quit and beautiful. First got there and saw 3 autors playing on the shore then swimming. Beautiful easy hike around parts of the lake

Thank queensusie1227
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Great place to stop on the way or back from Johnston Ridge visitor center. The kids loved playing in the water. It is so clear. Great family photos were taken here.

1  Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This lake was made during the eruption of Mount St Helens and the history of how it has evolved and how the flora and fauna emerged afterwards was interesting. I also imagine it has good views of the volcano but it was too misty on...More

Thank Amy B
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