Follow State Route 20 east and view one of the largest populations of bald eagles in the United States along the Skagit River. Five native salmon species and sea-going trout attract the eagles to the Skagit River. State Route 20 eventually travels into the heart of the neighboring North Cascades National Park.
Explore the Skagit Wild and Scenic River System
Segments of the Skagit, Sauk, Suiattle and Cascade Rivers make up the federally designated Skagit Wild & Scenic River System.
Launch your boat or if you aren’t an experienced river traveler, join one of the river outfitters who specialize in guided trips.
Enjoy camping at Rasar, Howard Miller Steelhead Park and Forest Service campgrounds along the Cascade, Sauk and Suiattle Rivers. Hike lowland trails beside the rivers, or climb high above the valleys on mountain trails, which offer sweeping views.
You may view abundant wildlife along the Skagit, including the largest wintering population of bald eagles in Washington State. Eagles arrive in the late fall and stay in the area through January to feed on salmon carcasses. Observe eagles from roadside view points along State Route 20 between the towns of Concrete and Marblemount.
Recreation Area Map
National Scenic Byway
Talk about an incredible place to visit. Washington is the definition of amazing hiking. The mountains are gorgeous, and the hiking views are hard to beat. The "North Cascades" is a little piece of heaven. The drive in it of itself was like no other drive we have ever done. I was in awe the entire time. The hiking here is beyond amazing. We did Blue Lake and I wanted to do it again the next day because of how amazing it was. Diablo Lake was incredible as well. The water was crystal ice blue. The pictures dont do it justice. The campgrounds on North Cascades were BOOKED! thankfully we reserved our spots ahead of time, reading other reviews that said to do this. There were no campsites available the weekend we went, it was crazy. We had to hike super early to beat the crowds, for sure. I definitely want to come back and do Hidden Lake Lookout, but we had our dog and someone said that wasnt the best hike to do with a young puppy. Maybe when our dog is older! The weather was perfect when we went as well. Clear blue skies!
RV and tent friendly! group sites, single camp area are available with restrooms, fire pits and roof covered eating area.