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Ross Lake National Recreation Area

North Cascades National Park, WA
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Nice view!

Nice view from here but best stop and view is nearby at the Diablo Lake Overlook. The Ross Lake is... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Anna G
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Chicago
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Ross Lake Overlook

The Overlook to Ross Lake is much smaller than that of Diablo Lake, but the view still beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
PierreMalmaison
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Peaceful area great for picnicking and hiking.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Nice view from here but best stop and view is nearby at the Diablo Lake Overlook. The Ross Lake is bigger than Diablo on the map but it is hard to see it from this spot.

1  Thank Anna G
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

The Overlook to Ross Lake is much smaller than that of Diablo Lake, but the view still beautiful. It is basically a turnout with no facilities. It can be found 3.5 miles east of Diablo Lake Overlook, and is immediately after the Ross Dam Trail...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

It has a nice view but you only need to stop about 5 minutes to see it. Diablo Lake and Dam are way better to spend some time at.

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

Diabloo lake is the best for all activities. You would hardly get any view of Ross lake from here. Since it is on the way forward in the cascade loop one can spend 5 mins stopping by.

Thank AmarnathPalavalli
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Reviewed December 11, 2016

This is a must stop for everyone especially after a long drive in the North Cascades National Park. Every time my hubby and I visited this place in September, it's always cold, and whether it's sunny or gray, rainy day, be prepared to wear warm...More

2  Thank MimieW
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

If you're like me, you came to this part of the world to visit North Cascades National Park. What you find out when you get here is that the National Park is the least accessible part of the region, and the majority of visitors spend...More

6  Thank NeoWasHere
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Served by Goodell Creek, Newhalem and Colonial Creek campgrounds along Hwy 20. Hiking trails for all ability levels - even the easier trails are scenic, but the higher you climb, the greater the visual rewards.

Thank sharonsea
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in one of camp grounds to have a quick picnic before our hike. The campground wasn't charging the day we went (unsure if it typically does). We pulled into a parking spot and conveniently walked to a picnic table on a pier. It worked...More

Thank Jbthomsen
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

I had seen my husband's photos of Ross Lake and couldn't believe the water really was that green. So we planned a trip to this amazing place referred to as the American Alps. It is worth the drive and the water really is that color!...More

2  Thank wethrivelife
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Reviewed July 31, 2016 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...More

4  Thank zip98221
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