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Ross Lake National Recreation Area

North Cascades National Park, WA
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Not a lot to see

It has a nice view but you only need to stop about 5 minutes to see it. Diablo Lake and Dam are way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, Texas
Nothing much to see

Diabloo lake is the best for all activities. You would hardly get any view of Ross lake from here... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
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Peaceful area great for picnicking and hiking.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a nice view but you only need to stop about 5 minutes to see it. Diablo Lake and Dam are way better to spend some time at.

Thank traveltime0000
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Diabloo lake is the best for all activities. You would hardly get any view of Ross lake from here. Since it is on the way forward in the cascade loop one can spend 5 mins stopping by.

Thank AmarnathPalavalli
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a must stop for everyone especially after a long drive in the North Cascades National Park. Every time my hubby and I visited this place in September, it's always cold, and whether it's sunny or gray, rainy day, be prepared to wear warm...More

2  Thank MimieW
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you're like me, you came to this part of the world to visit North Cascades National Park. What you find out when you get here is that the National Park is the least accessible part of the region, and the majority of visitors spend...More

4  Thank NeoWasHere
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Served by Goodell Creek, Newhalem and Colonial Creek campgrounds along Hwy 20. Hiking trails for all ability levels - even the easier trails are scenic, but the higher you climb, the greater the visual rewards.

Thank sharonsea
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in one of camp grounds to have a quick picnic before our hike. The campground wasn't charging the day we went (unsure if it typically does). We pulled into a parking spot and conveniently walked to a picnic table on a pier. It worked...More

Thank Jbthomsen
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I had seen my husband's photos of Ross Lake and couldn't believe the water really was that green. So we planned a trip to this amazing place referred to as the American Alps. It is worth the drive and the water really is that color!...More

2  Thank wethrivelife
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visit the Ross Lake National Recreation Area last week. It is one of the prettiest drives that I haven been on. The Ross Lake area is about 90 minutes east of Burlington and Hwy 5. This would maike it about a 3 hour drive...More

3  Thank zip98221
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is another beautiful stop along the North Cascades Highway in the Park. The view goes on forever with snow capped mountains and glaciers and greenery as far as you can see. This is the great Northwest.

Thank Merlin W
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This lake is just amazingly pristine. You will enjoy it. The water is always cold but oh so refreshing on a hot summer day.

Thank cubanbucky
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