Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Upper Skagit River Valley

Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Area

The Bald Eagle area is essentially the 10-mile stretch of the Skagit River between Rockport and Marblemount. After salmon spawn, their spent carcasses become meals for the more than 600 eagles that winter here. Janu…
Lake in North Cascades National Park

Diablo Lake

Just below Ross Lake, Diablo Lake is held back by the similarly huge 389ft Diablo Dam. A pullout off Hwy 20 known as the Diablo Dam Overlook provides incredible views of the turquoise-green lake framed by glacier-ca…
Lake in North Cascades National Park

Ross Lake

Ross Lake stretches north for 23 miles, across the Canadian border, but – in keeping with the wild terrain – is accessible only by trail or water. Incorporated into the Ross Lake National Recreation Area, the lake w…
National Park in North Cascades

North Cascades National Park

The wildest of all Pacific Northwest wildernesses, the lightly trodden North Cascades National Park has no settlements, no overnight accommodations and only one road (unpaved). The names of the dramatic mountains pr…
Farm in Stehekin

Buckner Orchard

Buckner Orchard is one of the Stehekin area's oldest homesteads and makes for a refreshing walk. Once there, you'll find a homestead cabin built in 1889, plenty of old farm equipment and hundred-year-old trees that …
Museum in Winthrop & Around

North Cascade Smokejumper Base

Smokejumping is a method of fire-fighting that involves parachuting out of a plane into a rural area to tackle a forest fire before it gets out of control. It's hard to avoid feeling humbled by the heroic exploits o…
Museum in Winthrop & Around

Shafer Museum

It's hard to differentiate the reconstructed buildings in the museum from the rest of Winthrop, such is the town's eerie authenticity. However, the museum does retain one original construction: a log cabin known as …
Museum in Upper Skagit River Valley

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center

Learn about the Skagit River ecosystem and bald eagles.
Gallery in Twisp

Confluence Gallery & Art Center

Small art gallery.
Lake in Upper Skagit River Valley

Baker Lake & Lake Shannon

Just north of Concrete are two reservoirs formed by a pair of dams on the Baker River. Washington's largest colony of nesting osprey is found at Lake Shannon. Baker Lake is a popular place to launch a boat and go fi…