Skagit Tours are Back!
In partnership with North Cascades Institute, we are excited to once again invite you to escape to the beauty of the North Cascades with Skagit Tours this summer. Our tours comply with current health and capacity guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour experience for all. Visit our Skagit Tours webpage for more information on tours for the 2021 season.
Not able to visit this summer? View Virtual Skagit Tours on North Cascades Institute’s website.
Skagit Recreation Opportunities
Explore the historic community of Newhalem and nearby attractions including Ladder Creek Falls and the Trail of the Cedars. You can also visit the Skagit Information Center starting this month.
Boundary Recreation Opportunities
The Boundary Reservoir at our Boundary Hydroelectric Project offers many recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, and sightseeing. City Light is committed to preserving and enhancing these recreational activities for visitors to the Boundary Project area. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be offering Boundary Tours this year.
Upcoming Boundary Recreation Enhancements
Under City Light’s federal license to operate Boundary Dam, we are actively developing additional recreational facilities to support local recreation.
The canyon reach area of the Boundary reservoir between Metaline Falls and Boundary Dam offers spectacular views of geology and steep rock faces, wildlife, dense forest vegetation, nearby mountains, and waterfalls, including Peewee Falls – which are typically only viewable from the water. Working closely with the US Forest Service/Colville National Forest, City Light is funding the construction of two new viewpoints and trailheads along the eastern rim of the canyon which will open up the views to a much broader range of visitors. These viewpoints will be completed by 2022.
For hiking enthusiasts, a new six-mile trail connecting the two viewpoints will be completed by 2023. Additionally, City Light will be developing a new portage trail around Metaline Falls in 2022 to provide paddlers an alternative to running or avoiding the rapids at the falls. The new portage trail will include parking, picnic tables and a vault toilet.