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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
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Peaceful area great for picnicking and hiking.

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You could not ask for a more beautiful area to visit - Even if you are just driving through

We visit the Ross Lake National Recreation Area last week. It is one of the prettiest drives that I haven been on. The Ross Lake area is about 90 minutes east of Burlington and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Anacortes, Washington
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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the Ross Lake National Recreation Area last week. It is one of the prettiest drives that I haven been on. The Ross Lake area is about 90 minutes east of Burlington and Hwy 5. This would maike it about a 3 hour drive from most parts of the Seattle area. We just drove up and back from Hwy... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is another beautiful stop along the North Cascades Highway in the Park. The view goes on forever with snow capped mountains and glaciers and greenery as far as you can see. This is the great Northwest.

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phillipsburg, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This lake is just amazingly pristine. You will enjoy it. The water is always cold but oh so refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Driving the scenic North Cascades Highway (WA-20) through the North Cascades National Park complex is by far the most popular way to visit; however, the highway actually passes through the Ross Lake National Recreation Area which bisects the national park into two sections north and south of the recreational area. The reason for this is that the area was already... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great views of Ross Lake from far above at the overview near Diablo. Windy and fresh. Superb views of the lake and mountains when the sky is clear!

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

there are actually floating cabins that can be rented. if possible to make reservations do it and have a very unique vacation

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I've been all over this country and there isn't a more beautiful area anywhere. The mountains and the lake, where the water is so clear, it looks like you're looking through about 10 feet of water rather than the 100 feet that you are. Good campgrounds in the area and hotels about 60 to 70 miles east. Fishing isn't bad... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very beautiful and secluded spot that requires a drive in on a gravel road. Lots of camping spots right by placid, lovely Ross Lake. If possible, book ahead because this location will be crowded during the summer.

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phillipsburg, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The peacefulness and the scenery it lust left us in awe. I wish we had more time but we were leaving the next day. There was no one around, we did not expect that in July

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

after a couple of nights at Ross Lake resort rented a canoe and took off along Ross Lake and camped overnight at one of the camp grounds. It was fabulous. I am a fair weather camper and it was not too hot and the bugs were not bad at all - essentially none. Nothing like waking up to quiet and... More 

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