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Diablo Lake Overlook

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Diablo Lake Overlook

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Hwy 20 Mile Marker 132, North Cascades National Park, WA 98284-1263
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MstrViolinist wrote a review Oct 2020
Seattle, Washington304 contributions42 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Chuck E wrote a review Oct 2020
Fircrest, Washington171 contributions46 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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txpackerfan10 wrote a review Sep 2020
Arlington, Texas630 contributions80 helpful votes
Stopped here did the overlook. They Lowered the lake to clean the silt. But still nice to see. Descent restrooms
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Date of experience: September 2020
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rogersober wrote a review Sep 2020
Clermont, Florida27,620 contributions3,578 helpful votes
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Beautiful stop on the way up with restrooms that were open and a 270 degree view that was spectacular.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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mrpesce wrote a review Sep 2020
Doylestown, Pennsylvania505 contributions108 helpful votes
This is an amazing view that can’t be seen anywhere else. Take your time but at times it can be crowded so just be patient.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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