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Boater Alert – Diablo Lake Elevation Change (Sep. 15-23, 2020)
To accommodate maintenance at Ross Dam, Seattle City Light must lower the elevation of Diablo Lake from Sep. 15-23, 2020. Due to heavy silt deposits present at this lowered level, the boat launch at Colonial Creek will be out of commission. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Skagit Tours have been cancelled for the 2020 season. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Virtual Skagit Tours

Since you can’t come to us in the North Cascades for Skagit Tours this summer, we’re coming to you! We hope you will enjoy and learn from this new series of virtual Skagit Tours created by North Cascades Institute.

Learn more by visiting: ncascades.org/signup/programs/skagit-tours/virtual-skagit-tours.

Skagit Recreational Updates

Visitor Services in Newhalem

What’s open?
-The Skagit Information Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days per week through Sep. 30. Face coverings and social distancing are required.

-The Trail of the Cedars is open.

-Portable toilets are available on Main Street and in the parking lots across from State Route 20.

-The Ladder Creek Falls Trail and Garden are open.

What’s closed?
-The Gorge Inn, Gorge Powerhouse Visitor Gallery and Skagit General Store are closed.

Visitor Services in Diablo/Diablo Lake

What’s open?
-The road across Diablo Dam is currently open for accessing the Diablo Lake Trailhead and ferry dock. The gate is open for entry from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will open automatically for exit after 4:30 p.m.

-The Diablo Lake Ferry is operating for Ross Lake Resort guests. Face coverings are required. Daily departures (one-way only) are from:
–Ross to Diablo at 11 a.m.
–Diablo to Ross at 2 p.m.

-The Stetattle Creek and Sourdough Trailheads in Diablo are open.

-Portable toilets are available near Diablo Dam.

What’s closed?
-The Environmental Learning Center campus is closed.


Stay Connected

Phone: (360) 854-2589 | Email: skagittours@seattle.gov
National Park Service: nps.gov/noca
North Cascades Institute: ncascades.org


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