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Cauldron Lake is one of the Collectables found in Alan Wake 2. It is one of the pages of the Return manuscript.


Animals stayed away from the water's edge as if to avoid some unseen, submerged predator waiting just below the dark surface. They never drank water from the lake. Birds flew around it, never over. Darkness flowed from Cauldron Lake.

Gaze in the black mirror of the lake, you'd see it all around you, and you'd understand, it was already out, already where you were. IT was already too late.

Cauldron Lake used to be alive with people. Beautiful forests. Hiking trails leading to stunning vistas. Then the government put up a fence. Kept the people out. Volcanic gas, they said. They didn't want anyone knowing the truth.

The lake wasn't a lake at all. The dark water a mask to hide the hungry and bottomless ocean below. A fence couldn't stop the flood that was coming. Nothing could. The return of the nightmare, rising from the depths.


This page depicts that animals are weary of Cauldron Lake. Also, this depicts the FBC's efforts to quarantine off the lake from visitors.


  • Location: Cauldron Lake (Rental Cabins)
  • After finding bolt cutters, head to the Cauldron Lake Rental Cabins. This page is in Cabin 1 (the furthest right, most southern cabin)