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Breathtaking views

It was an absolutely gorgeous view of the snow-capped Cascade mountains and Diablo Lake with a dam... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2019
Shanghai, China
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You can see all the way into Canada!

What an awe-inspiring view from the viewpoint. Take your time to walk around and read the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Washington, the State
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Diablo Dam Road, North Cascades National Park, WA 98283
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

It was an absolutely gorgeous view of the snow-capped Cascade mountains and Diablo Lake with a dam that you can walk out onto. There were also not many people there when we went so it was very tranquil with the sound of the water.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank blubei
Reviewed 21 October 2018

What an awe-inspiring view from the viewpoint. Take your time to walk around and read the information tables to learn more about the history and geology. Great parking lot and safe return to the highway.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is great place to visit. We didn't take a tour, but just walked across the road to the other side. The spillway from the dam was in full force and it was a sight to behold!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank colleenb58
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The dam has a roadway going across that's barely 2 cars wide. You cannot park on this roadway (and the rangers will come hassle you if you park even to the side with plenty of space left on the road) but that's where some of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gaurav R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is an amazing place to stop for a few minutes to marvel at the 360 degree vista! The lake is a beautiful color, and the mountains are astounding.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cliff C
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

On our annual cross country motorcycle trip we had the chance to stop by this dam. The body of water is beautiful and provided some great pictures. If you come this way, take some time and enjoy the views. Travel safe...

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank skier259
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Lake Diablo Dam is great stopping point if you're driving on route 20. It's an older dam with a very nice design. There is parking after you drive over to the other side of the dam.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Alec D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is an absolutely stunning lake. A must see when in the North Cascades. The color of the water is surreal. The picture has not been Photoshopped.

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank JuanOquendo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Gorgeous view. The color of the lake is mesmerizing and hypnotizing. It is especially beautiful in the morning.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We took this road to the dam which isn't too wide, so be careful driving down it depends on what vehicle is coming the other way. Once you get to the dam you can drive across to the other side.There's no stopping on the dam...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank picklepedro_
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