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.


Situated on the island of Dominica, 6.3 miles east of downtown Roseau, Boiling Lake always welcomes local residents and travelers who are rooming on this part of the island. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in this location, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. If you're curious, Roseau is six miles (nine and a half kilometers) to the west.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area is sharing fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this body of water. Cafe Mon Plezi, which plates up Creole food, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this lake. Also within reach, you and your companions will have restaurants such as Roxy's Restaurant and Riverside Cafe where you and your party will want to try out Caribbean dishes and enjoy the Dominica scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like lakes, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about FreshWater Lake and Miracle Lake; the first is 1.9 miles away from this page's natural attraction. There are other activities in the area, including Valley of Desolation, which is a couple hundred yards away near Roseau. You might also want to think about visiting Morne Trois Pitons National Park, which is another nearby attraction.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. Attractions close-by can be found 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.

Location: Dominica


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