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Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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About This Campground

Ross Lake National Recreation Area is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. The national recreation area includes three reservoirs: Ross Lake, Diablo Lake, and Gorge Lake—water gateways to more remote areas. Ringed by mountains, Ross Lake camping offers many…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Group
  • Cabins

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Access

  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

4 Reviews of Ross Lake National Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Jenna F.
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2019

One of my favorite annual hiking trips!

We do an annual hiking trip at Ross Lake.  Amazing hikes, glacier-fed lake - which is icy cold if you decide to hike all the way up to Desolation Outlook and need to cool down your body after the evaluation climb.  You can rent motorized boats to access even more campgrounds.  Canoe or stand up…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Jackson D.
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2018

Prue Bliss

Love coming out here. I came out here last summer with a group of friends. Great place to relax for the weekend. Fantastic place to go out on a boat if you got one, or go swimming :)

highly recomend

Month of VisitAugust
Sarah C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

Stunning!

The recreation area has a number of backcountry camping options and at times, sites can get busy in the peak season but the permitting system will provide peace of mind that you'll have a spot for the night. Some sites are right on the lake while others are a bit tucked in. Most sites have fire…

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Month of VisitNovember

Location

Ross Lake National Recreation Area is located in Washington

Coordinates

48.98500053 N
121.07100055 W

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About This Campground

Ross Lake National Recreation Area is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. The national recreation area includes three reservoirs: Ross Lake, Diablo Lake, and Gorge Lake—water gateways to more remote areas. Ringed by mountains, Ross Lake camping offers many outdoor recreation opportunities along the upper reaches of the Skagit River.

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