Granite Falls to Darrington by fjzhangweiqun

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									“Mountain Loop Magic”
Hiking and Camping Guide
For Darrington and Granite Falls, WA USA
Updated January 2003


Granite Falls to Darrington

         In eastern Snohomish County, the Mountain Loop Byway opens the door to a hikers
and campers paradise. In the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest you will find over 328
miles pf hiking and horse trails, numerous picnic sites, scenic roads and 3 wilderness areas.
Wild and scenic rivers, waterfalls, alpine lakes, scenic vistas and old growth forests provide
activities for nearly everyone.

        The mountains and the uncertainty of the weather can be unforgiving. To enhance
everyone’s safety and enjoyment, you should always have the “Ten Essential Items” to carry
into the forest.

       Extra clothing, rain gear and light shelter
       Extra food, canteen water
       Sun glasses and sun protection
       Pocket knife
       Waterproof matches
       Fire starter (candle)
       First Aid kit, bug repellent
       Flashlight with fresh batteries, signal mirror
       Map and compass
       Whistle


Welcome to Darrington, WA

        Picturesque Darrington is located amid some of the most scenic and rugged country in
the world. Located in a low mountain pass of 549 ft., Darrington is one of the main gateways
to the beautiful North Cascade Range.

         Nearby Mt. Whitehorse rises majestically 6303 feet above the town, dressed with one
of the lowest elevation glaciers within the continental U.S. To the southeast, deep in the
Cascade Range, volcanic Glacier Peak (elevation 10, 541 feet), resides in the 576,865 acre
Glacier Peak Wilderness.
         The mountain pass on which Darrington is located separates the drainages of the N.
Fork of the Stillaguamish (means river people) River and the Sauk River. In earlier times the
local native Indians used this pass as a canoe portage between the two rivers.
         Established in the 1890’s, Darrington’s rich and colorful history includes native Indian
influence, tales of exploration and mining, pioneering, timber harvesting and homesteading of
new land.
         Though still active in producing a variety of essential wood products, Darrington is
utilizing its location near State and National Forest lands, Wild and Scenic Rivers and
Wilderness to promote recreation as a strong force in the local economy.

While visiting Darrington consider:

       WRA Timber Rodeo in June
       Wildflower festival in June
       The Darrington Bluegrass Festival in July
       National Field Archery Tournament every three years
       Bald Eagle watching in autumn and winter
       Enter adjacent Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for a variety of recreational
        pursuits.
Welcome to Granite Falls, WA

         In the shadow of scenic Mt. Pilchuck, Granite Falls is a gateway to the rich recreational
opportunities of the Cascades.
         In the same year our state was created, 1889, prospector Joe Pearsall set out from
Mineral City north of Index in search of new mining claims, and climbed to the top of 6,000 ft
Mt. Hubbard. Gazing north he saw red streaks of the rock galena, which to and experienced
prospector promised gold, silver and other minerals in the area he names Monte Cristo.
         Eastern financiers Hewitt, Colby, and Hoyt ,with backing from John D. Rockerfeller,
bought the mining rights in exchange for building the railroad to Monte Cristo and a smelter in
Everett, with dreams of the “Pittsburgh of the West”. Depressions, seasonal flooding of the
railway, and high extraction costs led to the closure of the mines in 1907. Rail service for
tourists and forest products continued to 1936. The track was torn up and the current
roadway built on its bed.
         The best “ore” of the area turned out to be the “green gold” of forest products. Quaint
downtown shopping and restaurants, a well-developed school district and unique small town
atmosphere make Granite Falls a gem of a northwest foothills town.

When visiting Granite Falls Consider:

       Visiting the Granite Falls Museum
        See areas of the areas mining, logging, business, and social history. Note fascinating
        “time line” on the 16ft. Douglas fir log 1200 years old. Open June - Labor Day,
        Sundays only 1 – 4 p.m.
       Show & Shine Car Rally
        1st Saturday of August
       Railroad & Reunion Day
        1st Saturday of October
       Christmas Tree Lighting
        1st Saturday after Thanksgiving
       “Turkey Shoot” Granite Falls Sportsmen Club
        Saturday before Thanksgiving & Saturday prior to Easter
       Granite Falls Sportsmen Archery Competition
        Visit the “Falls” and fish ladder




TRAILS IN DARRINGTON RANGER DISTRICT

       The Darrington Ranger District is one of the largest districts in the Mt. Baker-
Snoqualmie National Forest. The trails in this district provide 328 miles of hiking
routes with all degrees of difficulty and length. Every hike has its own experience
offering everything from short lowland hikes to an exhilarating climb to the top of
mountain peaks.
       Some of the forests most beautiful forested areas are located in the three
wilderness areas of the district.

When planning a hike or backpack trip it is important to follow the 7 Principles of
Leave No Trace:


       Plan Ahead and Prepare

       Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
       Dispose of Waste Properly

       Leave What You Find

       Minimize Campfire Impacts

       Respect Wildlife

       Be Considerate of Other Visitors



Check with the Darrington Ranger District and Verlot Public Service Center for
information regarding trail conditions, closures, regulations and the Northwest
Forest Pass.

Darrington Ranger District: (360) 436-1155
Verlot Public Service Center: (360) 691-7791

TRAILS NOT IN WILDERNESS AREAS

ASHLAND LAKES- Trail DNR
From FS Road#4021016 follow road to end. Walk approx. 1 mile on abandoned road to
trailhead on your left at Y. Easy 3.5 mile trail (may be slippery on wood walkways). Several
lakes in the area all with fish.

BALD MOUNTAIN – Trail DNR
From FS Road#4021016 this trail is 10.7 miles in length and is accessed via the Ashland Lakes
trail. The trail traverses along the crest of Bald Mountain Ridge and accesses several lakes.
This is a hard strenuous hike.

BARLOW POINT – Trail #709
Off the Mt. Loop Hwy, this trail begins at the site of the old Barlow Pass Guard Station and
switchbacks through timber to what was once the site of the Barlow Point Lookout. There is
no water on this trail and the length is 1.2 miles.

BEAVER LAKE – Trail #629
Off The Mt. Loop Hwy, an easy 1.5 mile hike along an old railroad grade following the Sauk
River. The trail brings you to beaver ponds, decaying railroad trestles and allows for easy
access to the river.

BEAR LAKE – Trail #661
Trail begins off FS Road. #4021 and there is 100 feet elevation gain. This gentle 0.3 mile hike
is excellent for small children. For the hardy, one can continue on trail #703 to Pinnacle Lake
for a total of 1.9 miles. This particular trail can be rough and rocky and is not recommended
for small children.

BOARDMAN LAKE & LAKE EVAN – Trail #704
Trail begins off FS Road. #4020 and is 0.1 mile in length to the first lake. Boardman Lake is
0.7 miles from there. The trail is easy with several campsites nearby. Fish.

BIG FOUR – Trail #723
Located off the Mountain Loop Hwy, this trail is the most popular trail in the district. The
caves themselves do not usually start to form until July. This is a gentle short 1 mile hike and
is excellent for young children or older adults. Caves are exceptionally dangerous to enter or
climb on, as the caves melt, tons of ice may crash to the floor.
COAL LAKE – Trail #632
Located off the Coal Lake FS Road. #4060 this .1 mile to the hike is easy and usually very
crowded due to the easy access.

DICKERMAN MOUNTAIN – Trail #710
Located off the Mt. Loop Hwy, This trail climbs steeply up the mountain ending after 4.3 miles
on the 5723 foot summit. Views are spectacular from all directions. Water can be scarce on
this trail. Blueberry patches. Wildflowers, blazing fall colors,

HEATHER LAKE – Trail #702
Located off FS Road. #42, this trail is a moderate hike through old growth timber where the
glacier carved lake is located beneath the cliffs of Mt. Pilchuck. The trail is 1.9 miles in length
and can be quite popular.

HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN – Trail #780
From Suiattle River Rd. #26, this trail consists of a series of switchbacks that climb steeply up
the mountain. You do not get any views until you reach the tip, which is a total of 7 miles.
Old growth forest, strenuous.

INDEPENDENCE LAKE – Trail #712
From FS Road. #4060, this trail is a moderate trek passing through old growth timber as it
drops and rises to the 5.5-acre lake for a total of 0.7 miles. Fish

LAKE TWENTY-TWO – Trail #702
Located off Mt. Loop Hwy, this 2.7 mile hike climbs steadily up through old growth timber,
reaching the 44.2 acre lake. No camping permitted in this area and this particular hike can be
quite popular on a summer weekend. Fish. Natural research area set aside in 1947.

MT. FORGOTTEN MEADOWS-PERRY CREEK – Trail #711
From the Mt. Loop Hwy, This trail is rocky but well defined to the falls. The falls are reached
at 1.9 miles. From here the trail continues on, passing through old growth timber and
meadows climbing moderately up the hill to the 5000-ft. elevation at the meadows beneath
Mt. Forgotten. Total length of trail is 3.8 miles. Water can be scarce in the late summer.

MT. HIGGINS – Trail #640
From Rd. #SL-0-5500, off Hwy #530 a m.p. 38, this trail passes through State land before
entering National Forest Land. The trail is a steady climb passing by 6.7-acre Myrtle Lake,
eventually ending at the former lookout site after a total of 4.5 miles. Panoramic views.

MT. PILCHUCK – Trail #700
Located off FS Road. #42, this trail travels along the edge of an old clearcut and continues on
through exposed rocky areas eventually ending at the lookout. The trail is often muddy and
water can be scarce. Trail can sometimes be snow covered until mid-summer. Beautiful
views can be seen from here of Puget Sound, lowlands, San Juans. Restored lookout 1989.

NORTH FORK SAUK FALLS – Trail #660
Located off Sloan Creek FS Road. #49, this short .2 mile hike drops down to the base of a
large waterfall. It is well worth it, the falls are spectacular.


MARTEN CREEK – Trail #713
Located east on the Mt. Loop Hwy, this 3.3 mile hike climbs steeply and then follows an old
mine road, which once served the Marten Creek Mine, until the trail eventually disappears in
the brush and the route becomes a matter of cross-country travel.

NORTH LAKE – Trail #656
Located north of Independence Lake 3.2 miles. The trail proceeds uphill very steeply from
switchbacks for 1.0 mile until it reaches a ridge. The views are spectacular and you can
descend another 2.2 miles to the lake. This trail can be snow covered until mid-summer.
Fish.


OLD SAUK – Trail #728
Located off Mt. Loop Hwy, this low elevation hike can sometimes be open all year. The trail
follows the Sauk River, passing by beaver ponds and going through mossy forest vegetation
before ending at Murphy Creek after 3 miles. Old growth forest. Good for seniors and small
children.

PASS LAKE – Trail #645
Located from the Coal Lake FS Road #4060, this short hike takes you to 2.4 acre Pass Lake.
Fish.

PEEK-A-BOO LAKE – Trail #656
From FS Road. #2084, this trail is a steady climb up to a ridge and can be quite brushy. The
route can be hard to find if the snow is still in the trees and along the ridge. The 22.5-acre
lake has fish and is in a nice setting with camping available among the trees. Trail is 2.5 miles
in length.

PINNACLE LAKE – Trail #703
From FS Road. #4020 continue 2.3 miles past Bear Lake – Pinnacle Lake is 1.9 miles from
there. This trail can sometimes be very rocky and sometimes muddy. Fish.

SUNRISE MINE – Trail #707
Located from the Sunrise Mine FS Road. #4065, this 2.5-mile hike begins in timber and climbs
steeply to a ridge. The trail is very rough in places and is said to be one of the most rugged
and beautiful areas in the district. It is used part by mountain climbers with access to Morning
Star, Sperry Vesper or Del Campo Peaks.

WEDEN CREEK (GOTHIC BASIN) – Trail #724
Located from Barlow Pass on the Monte Cristo rd. approx. 1.7 miles, the trailhead is just
before the Sauk River crossing at Twin Bridges. This old miner’s trail climbs steeply through
the timber then begins a long traverse across steep alpine terrain before ending at Foggy Lake
where mountaineers can gain access to climb Del Campo and Gothic Peaks. This is said to be
one of the most spectacular areas as it is rugged and scenic. Trail is 3.3 miles.


Trails Within Wilderness
A WILDERNESS AREA is a federally designated area for people to visit, but not to
remain, providing outstanding opportunities for solitude, unconfined types of
recreation (no wheeled vehicles) and large enough that continual use will not
change its unspoiled, natural beauty.


GLACIER PEAK WILDERNESS contains a total of 576,865 acres, 35 miles long and 20
miles wide with an elevation range from 2,000 to 10,541 ft. on Glacier Peak. The
area contains numerous streams and many small high elevation lakes. It contains
more active glaciers than any other area within the lower 48 states. One of the
more popular and more remote trails is the Pacific Crest National Scenic trail with
over 49 miles of the most spectacular scenery.

BUCK CREEK PASS – Trail # 789
This trail is 5 miles to the pass leaving the Pacific Crest Trail at Miners Creek and ending up on
the Chiwawa River on the Wenachee side. This is a hard hike climbing up the pass, passing
through meadows, numerous switchbacks and crossing ridge tops. Views from the pass are
spectacular
CANYON LAKE – Trail #797
North from Image Lake – trail is 6.0 miles in length, low-use on this trail makes for a nice
wilderness hike traveling through timber, climbing and crossing knolls eventually coming down
into a basin that is steep-walled holding Canyon Lake. Fish.

CRYSTAL LAKE – Trail #638
From FS Road. #27 this trail is a 4.5-mile hike to the 20.8 acre lake. The lake sets in a
marshy area with trees scattered around. Fish. The major portion of this trail is on a closed
road.

DOWNEY CREEK – Trail #768
Begins just opposite the Downey Creek trailhead off the Suiattle River FS Road. #26. Trail is
6 miles in length and is a pleasant hike along Downey Creek. Trail can be quite muddy in the
early part of the summer due to numerous springs that feed into the creek. Some windfall
across trail.

GREEN MOUNTAIN – Trail #782
From FS Road. #2680, this trail climbs upward through some of the prettiest meadows in the
district. The trail passes 2 small lakes and eventually ends after 4 miles at Green Mountain
Lookout, which is undergoing extensive restoration. Views are spectacular.

KENNEDY RIDGE – Trail #639
From the White Chuck Trail #643, this trail begins at the junction just before crossing
Kennedy Creek, approx. 5 miles. This trail is 2 miles in length ending at the PCT.

LOST CREEK RIDGE – Trail #646
Trail begins off the Sloan Creek FS Road. #49 and is approx. 14 miles in length. The trail has
numerous switchbacks, wide views of peaks, alpine lakes, and a long ridge of green meadows
making it one of the prettiest areas in the wilderness. Once reaching the ridge along Lost
Creek, the trail becomes a matter of following boot treads, blazes and cross-country travel.
However the going is fairly easy and spectacular. The trail connects with the Lake Byrne trail
#774, which eventually ends at Kennedy Hot Springs.

MEADOW MOUNTAIN – Trail #657
From the Rat Trap Pass FS Road. #2700 junction that is now closed, one must hike the old
road for 5 miles to the trailhead. The trail climbs gradually before coming out at one of the
meadows. The trail continues on past the jct. to Meadow Lake. The meadows on this trail are
reported to be some of the prettiest areas in the wilderness. Continuing on, following a ridge
after numerous switchbacks, the trail ends at the White Chuck Trail #643. Spectacular views
of Mt. Pugh and Glacier Peak.

MILK CREEK – Trail #790
Off the Suiattle River Trail #784 at 1 mile, this trail crosses the Suiattle River and is one of the
more popular trails in the wilderness. Trail begins climbing gradually with numerous
switchbacks for a total of 10 miles before ending the PCT. You can make a nice but strenuous
31-mile loop by traveling 14 miles north on the PCT and returning via the Suiattle River Trail.

MINERS RIDGE – Trail #785
This trail takes off from the Suiattle River Trail at 9.5 miles (proceeding uphill) – numerous
switchbacks with an occasional glimpse of the valley below water is scarce after you leave the
Suiattle River Trail. After approx. 3.2 miles, (4800) ft.) there is a jct. The camping area here
is called Sunnybrook Camp. Proceeding uphill from here the trail becomes steeper and more
scenic as you climb. At the ridge top, you can go to the left approx. ¼ a mile to the lookout or
proceed to Image Lake. Camping is prohibited within ¼ mile of the lake. Trail continues on
past the lake around Plummer Peak, past the Glacier Peak Mines coming out at the Pacific
Crest Trail after 3 miles.
MT. PUGH – Trail #657
This trail is off FS Road. #2095 and proceeds through a deep forest for 1.5 miles before
reaching 3.5 acre Lake Metan. The trail continues on for 2 miles before reaching timberline at
Stujack Pass. Excellent views can be found from here. You should be equipped for steep
snow travel and/or rock scrambling if continuing on to the summit.

NORTH FORK SAUK – Trail #649
Beginning off the Sloan Creek road at the former Sloan Creek Campground site, this trail
begins in a rain forest climbing through avalanche tracks, following the river approx. 5.7
miles. Numerous switchbacks make for a hard climb ending at the Pacific Crest Trail at 8.5
miles. Splendid views and alpine meadows make it well worth the effort. Be sure and carry
water, as the springs on the trail do dry up into summer. One can make a loop trail by turning
south on the PCT and continuing on for 6.5 miles to the Pilot Ridge Trail #652. Continue on
that trail for approx. 11 miles. Total length is 26 miles. Some of the most scenic terrain can
be found on this trail. A number of trails intersect with the PCT leading to forest roads either
from the west or from the east.

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL - #2000
The trail begins at Dishpan Gap at the extreme southern end and travels through Glacier Peak
Wilderness eventually coming out at Agnes Creek at the northeastern corner of the wilderness.
There is approx. 48.9 miles of PCT in the wilderness - as this is the North Cascades, most of it
is up or down. Some of the most scenic terrain can be found on this trail. A number of trails
intersect with the PCT leading to forest roads either from the west or from the east.

PILOT RIDGE –Trail #652
Hike the North Fork Sauk trail #649 for 2-miles – go right at junction crossing the river.
Beginning of the trail has numerous switchbacks – passing trough trees, meadows, and all-
directional views. After approx. 10.5-miles, there is a jct. – the left fork leads to Upper Blue
Lake and the right fork goes to Lower Blue Lake or on to June Mountain. Be sure and carry
water on this trip as water is scarce. You can make a nice loop trip by traveling 6.5-miles on
the Pacific Crest Trail to the North Fork Sauk Trail making a total of approx. 26 miles.

RED MOUNTAIN – Trail#651
From the North Fork Sauk Trail #649, go approx. 100 yard and turn left. The seldom-used
trail leads through an old-growth forest with magnificent large trees to the site of an old fire
lookout. Views are spectacular. Length is 0.9 miles.

SUIATTLE RIVER – Trail #784
Begins at the end of Suiattle River FS Road #26. This trail is one of the major trails entering
the Glacier Peak Wilderness, making it rather popular. Trail follows high above the Suiattle
River with a gradual climb passing through forests of both young and ancient trees. This trail
reaches Canyon Creek at approx. 7 miles. This is an excellent spot to stop and camp.
Continuing on, the trail reaches a jct. at approx. 9 ½ miles, which is the Miners Ridge Trail
#785. Continuing on the Suiattle trail for another mile, you reach the Pacific Crest Trail. For
a splendid loop trip, cross the river at Skyline Bridge and go right on the PCT (#2000)l for 14
miles and take the Milk Creek Trail #790 back to the trailhead – total length of the loop trip
would be 31 miles.

SULPHUR CREEK – Trail #793
A short hike off the Suiattle River FS Road. #26 across from the Sulphur Creek Campground
takes you along Sulphur Creek for 1.8 miles. An unmaintained fisherman trail continues on.

SULPHUR MOUNTAIN – Trail #794
From 100 yards or so from the end of the Suiattle River FS Road. #26 this trail is on your left.
This trail is steep with unrelenting switchbacks ascending 6 miles to a meadow ridge. Carry
water. Good views, alpine lakes, & granite cliffs make for a nice trip.


WHITE CHUCK – KENNEDY HOT SPRINGS – Trail #643
From the White Chuck River FS Road. #23, the trail is one of the most popular trails entering
the wilderness. The terrain is gentle, not gaining in elevation like most of the trails in the
wilderness. The trail passes through virgin forest, following the White Chuck River for approx.
5 ½ miles to Kennedy Hot Springs. There are numerous trails that intersect with the White
Chuck trail or you can go from the Hot Springs to Lake Byrne, Camp Lake or Round Lake on
the Lost Creek Ridge trails. The Upper White Chuck trail #643-A takes off just before reaching
the Hot Springs heading up the PCT. This is short in length – 1.8 miles beginning with
switchbacks and then going through gentle terrain to join with the Pacific Crest Trail at Sitkum
Creek.



HENRY M. JACKSON WILDERNESS contains 103,591 acres, 49 miles of trail with an
elevation range of 2,350 ft. to 8,000 ft. Adjacent to Glacier Peak Wilderness the
terrain is rugged with steep slopes and jagged ridges.

BALD EAGLE (CURRY GAP) – Trail #650
From FS Road. #4920 this trail gives access to Henry M.Jackson Wilderness and is 9.5 miles in
length. This trail is very strenuous with numerous ups and downs, after a junction. The right
fork is the Quartz Creek trail #1050, which joins the North Fork Skykomish FS Road. #63 and
the left fork continues farther along the ridge with little change in elevation, eventually
reaching the PCT.

ELLIOT CREEK (GOAT LAKE) – Trail #647
From The Mt. Loop Hwy. Follow FS Road. # 4080 to the trailhead. The loop trail is
approximately 4.5 miles in length each direction and doesn’t gain very much in elevation. This
64-acre lake is popular on weekends. Fires are prohibited within ¼ mile of the lake. Camping
is prohibited within 200’ from the shoreline of Goat Lake. Fish.


GLACIER BASIN – Trail #719
From the Monte Cristo Rd. follow the signs to this trailhead. This trail is 2.1 miles in length
and is considered to be one of the more scenic areas in the district as peaks surround the
basin on three sides. The trail is very steep in places. Fires are prohibited within ¼ mile of
Glacier Basin.




POODLE DOG PASS / SILVER LAKE / TWIN LAKES – Trail #708
From the Monte Cristo townsite the trail is 4.4 miles in length and is very steep and rugged.
Silver lake is 36.9 acres and Twin Lakes is 68.9 acres. Fires are prohibited within ¼ mile of
both lakes. Fish.

SLOAN PEAK - Trail #648
From FS Road. #49 this trail crosses the North Fork Sauk (no bridge) and ascends to the
meadows at the base of Sloan Peak. Beyond that point climbing equipment and the ability to
use such is required.



BOULDER RIVER WILDERNESS contains 49,000 acres of land. It has 25 miles of
trails and an elevation range from 1,200 ft. to 7,000 ft. The terrain is fairly rugged
with moderate to steep slopes and numerous finger ridges, dissected by intermittent
or perennial streams. Located totally within the Darrington Ranger District. Only
long lowland virgin forested valley in this National Forest.

BOULDER RIVER – Trail #734
Located off FS Road. #2010 a pleasant hike along Boulder River to a beautiful waterfall after 1
mile. The trail continues on for a total of 4 miles ending at a ford crossing the river. This trail
is thick with sections of magnificent stands of virgin timber and can be quite scenic.

CANYON LAKE – Trail #720
Located off FS Road. #4111, you must hike the road for 2.5 miles to a 5-acre lake. This lake
is quite popular. Fish.

DEER CREEK – KELCEMA LAKE – Trail #717 & #718
Located off FS Road. #4052 from Verlot, this trail is a short 0.6-mile hike and easily provides
access to fisherman. This 23-acre lake sets in a subalpine setting and the views are quite
spectacular.

GOAT FLOAT – SADDLE LAKE- THREE FINGERS – Trail #641
Located off FS Road. #41 this trail passes 4.0-acre Saddle lake at 2.5-miles. Following the
trail further, after 2,3-miles, you can pass a meadow area called Goat Flat, which can often be
very crowded on weekends. From here the trail continues on and reaches Tin Pan Gap after
6.2-miles. It is a technical climb requiring the use of equipment and climbing expertise to
climb Three Fingers.

NIEDERPRUM TRAIL (WHITEHORSE) – Trail #653
Located off Mine road From HWY #530, this 1.4-mile trail is used primarily by climbers
seeking the summit of Whitehorse Mountain. Only experienced mountaineers should venture
beyond the trail end.




CAMPGROUND LISTINGS FOR THE DARRINGTON RANGER DISTRICT

All campgrounds have picnic tables, fire pits and toilet facilities. There are no
electrical hookups or a sewage dump. It is best to bring campfire wood from home.

BEDAL has 22 sites, 12 for trailers, and is 18.3 miles southeast from Darrington.
BUCK CREEK has 29 sites, 22 for trailers and is 22 miles northeast form Darrington.
CLEAR CREEK has 13 sites, 10 for trailers, and is 3.5 miles southeast of Darrington.
*GOLD BASIN has 93 sites, 80 for trailers, and is 2.4 miles east from Verlot P.S.C.
RED BRIDGE has 16 sites, 14 for trailers, and is 7.1 miles east from Verlot P.S.C.
*TURLO has 19 sites, 18 for trailers, and is across from Verlot P.S.C.
BOARDMAN CREEK has 8 sites, 2 for trailers, and is 5.8 miles east form Verlot P.S.C.

GROUP CAMPGROUNDS

*BEAVER CREEK has 5 sites, 4 small trailers, and is 13.4 miles east from Verlot P.S.C.
*COAL CREEK BAR has 5 sites, 4 for trailers, and is 12.5 miles from Verlot P.S.C.
*ESSWINE has 5 sites, 2 for trailers, and is 5.2 miles east form Verlot P.S.C.
*MARTEN CREEK has 3 sites, one for trailers, and is 9.2 miles from Verlot P.S.C.
*TULALIP accommodates up to 60 people, and is 8.2 miles east from Verlot P.S.C.
*WILEY CREEK Group A and Group B accommodate up to 35 people at each site and is 9.2
miles east from Verlot P.S.C.
*To make reservations call: 1-877-444-6777.




SUIATTLE GUARD STATION CABIN RENTAL

The Suiattle Guard Station, constructed in 1916, is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Money collected through the Cabin Rental Program is used to maintain the guard
station structures, administer the rental program and, provide seed money for other buildings
on the district to be placed on the cabin rental program.

FURNISHINGS : One full-sized bed, a table, two benches, 1 futon couch/bed, 2 chairs, a
propane refrigerator, stove and hotwater heater, a wood stove (firewood available outside), 2
propane lanterns, plates, cups, silverware, serving spoons, a frying pan and cooking pot.

SEASON OF AVAILABILITY: The normal season is from Memorial Day until mid -November
(depending on weather). It is not available at this time for winter rental.

STAY LIMIT: Reservations may be made for up to 7 consecutive days on a first-come-first-
served basis.

PRICE: Cost is $50.00 per night

For more information please contact the Darrington Ranger Station (360) 436-1155

								
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