Boiling Lake

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Notable as the second largest boiling lake in the world, Boiling Lake is located in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Despite taking about six hours round trip to get to this spot, most eco-tourists say it is worth the trek.

Boiling Lake is set in a volcanic crater filled with grey water and is often misty. Approximately 200 feet across, the lake is so hot at between 180 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit around the edges that it does indeed boil. The center of the lake, which seems to be the hottest, has never been temped, and we know that it goes at least 195 feet deep.

The trek to Boiling Lake is an arduous one, and it is recommended that you take a guide with you.


Located in , happily welcomes guests rooming in this section of Dominica. Regardless of whether or not you are staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by to check it out.

With no road leading to the lake, the only way to get there is to hike the seven mile trail through More Trois Pitons National Park.

Boiling Lake is located on the island of Dominica, 6.3 miles east of downtown Roseau; it is six miles (nine and a half kilometers) to the east of Roseau.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is enjoying food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this lake. The most proximate restaurant to Boiling Lake is Cafe Mon Plezi, which has a menu full of Creole dishes. Also nearby, you will encounter options like Roxy's Restaurant and Le Petite Paradise where you and your group can try out French meals and experience the Dominica culture.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of lakes, and would like to see others, should check out FreshWater Lake and Miracle Lake; the first of which is 1.9 miles away from this page's natural attraction. Other types of nearby activities include Valley of Desolation, which is a couple hundred yards away near Roseau. Also, you might think about checking out Morne Trois Pitons National Park, which is another attraction close by.

If you can't wait to see as many of Dominica's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Boiling Lake
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Valley of Desolation Other Attraction 0.1 mi. (9.5 km) W 5.9 mi. East of Roseau
Morne Trois Pitons National Park -- 0.3 mi. (10.1 km) E 6.3 mi. East of Roseau
Sari Sari Falls GeoFeature 1.6 mi. (12.3 km) ENE 7.6 mi. East of Roseau
Bolive Falls GeoFeature 1.8 mi. (12.5 km) E 7.8 mi. East of Roseau
Ti Tou Gorge Fall GeoFeature 2.1 mi. (6.9 km) WNW 4.3 mi. East-Northeast of Roseau
Morne Trois Pitons Hiking Trail GeoFeature -- -- 6.4 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Boli Falls GeoFeature -- -- 8.4 mi. East of Roseau
Victoria Falls GeoFeature 2.5 mi. (12.1 km) SE 7.5 mi. East of Roseau

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Although the park is open year round, the best time to make the hike to Boiling Lake is between March and May.


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