Ross Lake National Recreation Area


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Ross Lake National Recreation Area:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Ross Lake National Recreation Area

Address:c/o North Cascades National Park
810 SR 20
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

Phone:360-856-5700
Fax:360-856-1934
Web: www.nps.gov/rola/
Size: 117,575 acres.
Established: Established on October 2, 1968.
Location:In northwestern Washington, adjacent to North Cascades National Park (see separate entry). Access to the park is from I-5 at Burlington, west of the mountains, and Twisp, on the east, following WA 20 (North Cascades Scenic Highway). WA 20, the major access to Ross Lake NRA, is partially closed from approximately mid-November to mid-April due to the weather.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, guided tour.
Special Features:Ringed by mountains, this national recreation area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities along the upper reaches of the Skagit River, between the north and south units of North Cascades National Park. It includes three reservoirs: 12,000-acre Ross Lake, 910-acre Diablo Lake, and 210-acre Gorge Lake -- water gateways to more remote areas.

See other parks in Washington.