West Side: Skagit
Cascading waterfalls, lush evergreen forests, large lakes, and alpine meadows all characterize the Skagit District. Highway 20, which bisects the park, provides access to both Ross Lake Recreation Area and North Cascades National Park. Artists are able to take advantage of numerous recreational opportunities-- including camping, boating, and hiking--and can explore the park on their own or with National Park Service employees.
Amenities are limited and the nearest grocery store is 23 miles away. Though not required, we highly recommend resident artists bring their own vehicle.
Did You Know?
The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.