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Ross, Diablo, & Gorge Lake

Ross, Diablo, & Gorge Lake

Explore creeks, canyons, rapids, and waterfalls in this National Recreation area that includes three deep reservoirs: Ross Lake, Diablo Lake, and Gorge Lake. The waters here are famously blue due to the sediment of rock flour in the lake that absorbs and reflects sunlight in a stunning phenomenon.

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Colonial Creek South Campground

Located on Diablo Lake
May- September
$24/ night

The Garden at Marblemount

11 minutes to Ross Lake National Recreation Center
Year Round
$60/ night
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Ross Lake National Recreation Area
Ross Lake National Recreation Area is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, and much more during their trip
Diablo Lake Overlook
Stop at this popular viewpoint to stretch your legs and take in the scenery along Highway 20. It is right off the highway and has ample parking, restrooms, and a covered picnic shelter
Diablo Lake Trail
7.6 miles, roundtrip, with stunning views of turquoise water belonging to Lake Diablo
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