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State and National Parks

State & National Parks

The mountains, forests, rivers and lakes of North Cascades National Park Service Complex provide a rich tapestry of visitor experience for all abilities and interests. Almost 400 miles of trails and vast undeveloped wilderness allow visitors to experience nature with minimal human-caused intrusions. Possible experiences range from accessible trails to world class mountaineering, including scenic drives, hiking, camping, nature-watching, relaxation, boating and fishing.

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest contains many scenic and historical points of interest. Mountain tops gradually rise from 5,000 to 6,000 feet on the south end of the forest to 7,000 to 8,000 feet in the north. Two tall volcanoes, Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak, tower thousands of feet above the adjacent ridges. The Forest is home to more glaciers and snow fields than any other National Forest in the lower 48. The Forest is also rich in lakes, with about 800, mostly in alpine areas. Baker Lake, a 10-mile long reservoir near Mt. Baker, produces hydro power for local electric utilities and provides exceptional recreation opportunities.

Skagit County offers an array of State Park choices from a 670-acre camping park in an ancient forest to marine parks accessible only by boat. Explore and Experience Skagit County through our State and National Parks.  Deception Pass State Park is Washington’s most visited state park!

Featured Sites:
North Cascades National Park
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Park
Bay View State Park
Deception Pass State Park
Hope Island Marine State Park
Rasar State Park
Rockport State Park
Skagit Island Marine State Park