Diablo Lake Overlook

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Becki C
Marshfield, WI242 contributions
The color is unbelievable, a must stop
Aug 2021
What a gorgeous lake. The view from the top really lets you see it in all it's beauty. There is entry from the lake below that can be found following the highway. It was super cold in the heat of August...we did see a family swimming but it is a COLD swim.
Written September 12, 2021
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,843 contributions
Wow, BEAUTIFUL color - You won't believe your eyes
Aug 2021
You won't believe your eyes when you see Diablo Lake. It is literally a milky green color. The Overlook is super easy to get to off Highway 20. Just park, walk a few steps and you can get an amazing view. I would say the view is even better than the one you get hiking the 3.3 mile Thunder Knob Trail.

We came on Tuesday 8/10 and Wednesday 8/11. Luckily the wildfires did not ruin our views. We did have to cancel our Winthrop hotel and stay in Bellingham instead.
Written August 20, 2021
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Christina B
New Orleans, LA2,351 contributions
Too Misty/smoky to see Much
Aug 2021 • Couples
I’m not sure if it was because it had rained earlier and a very heavy mist was hanging over the water or smoke from the fires east mixed in. Sorry that we couldn’t really see much. Still a nice place to stop & look around.
Written August 4, 2021
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN4,867 contributions
Hard to Leave
Jul 2021
This overlook has so many wondrous views of natural beauty. Mountains, gorgeous blue lake, pine covered islets, grand sweeping vistas all around. We found it hard to get back in the car.
Written July 27, 2021
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Jo Z
Cold Ash, UK248 contributions
Breathtakingly beautiful!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. It really is a beautiful green colour. It was an easy drive along highway 20 and there is a sign to a small car park where the overlook viewing area is. I certainly recommend it!
Written July 15, 2021
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jkweebs
Omaha, NE484 contributions
Amazing views
Jun 2021
I think one of the great things about North Cascades National park is that a lot of really great sites can be see with little effort. Diablo Lake overlook is a great example. You get a great 180 degree view of the lake and dam. It is easy to walk to from the parking lot. This is a must stop.
Written July 3, 2021
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Douglas B
Fort Worth, TX166 contributions
Stop Here
Jun 2021
This is a beautiful overlook...amazing. You have to stop. Yes, it will be packed with people that want to see the scenery but not hike the area. Yes, it is a great place to stop with a picnic, but it also has loads of information on the area.
Written July 2, 2021
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MstrViolinist
Seattle, WA336 contributions
Beautiful Lake
Oct 2020
Easily accessible, right off Route 20. Went in late October. Pretty much the tail end of foliage season, there was snow on the ground from the previous day. Kind of busy, but enough room for everyone to spread out. But nevertheless a beautiful lake, and even on a partly cloudy day there was still a hint of turquoise in the water!
Written October 28, 2020
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Chuck E
Fircrest, WA170 contributions
The changing of the leaves can't be beat
Oct 2020
Skagit County, Washington is home to both Diablo Lake and Ross Lake. They both are accessible from Hwy.20 from Interstate 5 about 40-50 miles to the east. At one point Ross Lake enters Canada for the last 5 1/2 miles of its northern tip. The total length of the lake is about 23 miles long or so.
You need to be able to do some climbing if you want to get down to either lake at ground level. Hwy 20 is pretty high up but for those who don't want to walk down, each lake has a car park and pull over from Hwy 20 to view the lakes. I personally feel the views of the lakes and their aquamarine water color are best viewed from above. Remember, it's easier going down to the lake than it is coming back up; especially for those of us who are seniors or not in the best shape to walk up and down the hills.
This stop was a nice finale to our car trip around the North Cascades Loop. This was pretty much the last week that travelling here without any weather conditions to worry about as well. We were gone the week of Oct. 5th to the 11th. Since then our climate has become rainier and the temps have dropped substantially. We had the top down on the car the entire trip during the day time. I wouldn't recommend this trip from now until Spring time.
Written October 23, 2020
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txpackerfan10
Arlington, TX626 contributions
Very pretty
Sep 2020
Stopped here did the overlook. They Lowered the lake to clean the silt. But still nice to see. Descent restrooms
Written September 21, 2020
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