Skagit River

Newhalem, Washington 98283

Skagit River

Skagit River Professional Review and Guide

"The Skagit River area is full of wonders. Paddle the river in early fall, and you’ll see salmon spawning. Paddle it during the winter months, and you’ll often be treated to the sight of bald eagles feeding on the spawned salmon. The Skagit takes its name from the local Indian tribe, which made extensive use of the river.

Although the Skagit is dam-controlled (by Seattle City Light’s Ross, Diablo, and Gorge dams), the river and surrounding area have remained so pristine that they are part of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area attached to North Cascades National Park."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2 to 3 hours
Class III
Best: Year round, best August to October
North Cascades National Park at Marblemount
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Triumph, Big Devil Peak, Marblemount
Local Maps