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“Beautiful place, and easy to get to”
Review of Rainy Lake

Rainy Lake
Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, and easy to get to”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

My husband and I stopped at Rainy Lake in early August after leaving Seattle in the morning on our way to Stehekin. It was a nice short hike, only about 2 miles round trip, and the lake is beautiful. Its a great place to stop if you need a break during a long drive. One note, you have to pay to hike here, $5 maybe, but you can pay once you get there.

Visited August 2011
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Lynnwood, Washington
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378 reviews
181 attraction reviews
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“Awesome Alpine Lake”
Reviewed September 8, 2011

Rainy Lake is an awesome alpine lake anyone can go enjoy. Rainy Lake Picnic Area is near the summit of Rainy Pass on Highway 20. Make sure you have insect repellent handy. We ended up eating our lunch in the car and then put the spray on. The mosquitos can be quite thick up there. The hike to Rainy Lake is an easy 20-30 minute walk. All flat and all paved. People with wheelchairs should be able to make it to the lake. There are benches at the end where one can sit and enjoy the splendor. Rainy Lake itself is quite a beautiful lake with some mountains in the background. You can also enjoy the waterfall that feeds the lake. Even in mid-August, there was still a touch of snow here and there thanks to the strange year Western Washington had with the weather. The Northwest Forest Pass (or another Federal pass) is required for the picnic area. Rainy Lake and Washington Pass Overlook up the highway make for nice breaks when travelling the North Cascades Highway.

Visited August 2011
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