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Ross Lake National Recreation Area

North Cascades National Park, WA
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Never wanted to leave!

Beautiful location, with clear blue skies in the middle of June, we felt spoilt! So great to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ambahkiwi
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Orlando, Florida
Beautiful Lake

On our annual cross country motorcycle trip we had the chance to check out this lake. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fred N
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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Peaceful area great for picnicking and hiking.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice view” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful location, with clear blue skies in the middle of June, we felt spoilt! So great to see snow still on the mountains and enjoy the crystal blue waters.

Thank Ambahkiwi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our annual cross country motorcycle trip we had the chance to check out this lake. It is a beautiful lake and you will need a camera. The color of the water is incredible. Travel safe...

Thank Fred N
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Reviewed 29 August 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 24 August 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

1  Thank PierreMalmaison
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Reviewed 15 July 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 16 June 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.

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Reviewed 11 December 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 11 September 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 11 September 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 10 September 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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