White Chuck Boat Launch

Launch your boats, cast your lines, skip some rocks or go for a nature walk at the White Chuck boat launch. I spent the day here combing the beach and hiking the fishing trail that hugs the riverside. This is a scenic spot where the White Chuck River and the Sauk River join forces. The…

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Backman County Park

Backman County Park in Darrington, WA is your best bet for getting your watercraft launched onto the blue waters of the Sauk River if you’re coming from the Mountain Loop Highway. There’s a decent amount of parking and a single honey bucket on site, but not much else. Just easy access to one of the…

Lake Shannon

Lake Shannon outside of Concrete, Wa is a recreational paradise. This massive reservoir of the Baker River stretches 7.5 miles long and over a half mile wide when it is full. All this water is held back by an arch dam built in the 1920s for Puget Sound Energy’s Baker River Hydroelectric Project. There’s a…

Frog Lake

Frog Lake in Darrington, WA is well named because it is actually full of frogs. Visit here in Spring and Summer and I bet you will spot a few. At 1.5 acres it’s just a tiny little lake with a quiet, Northwest setting. There’s just enough room from the bank to cast a line or…

Vogler Lake

Just a few miles North of Concrete, Wa is pretty little Vogler Lake. It covers 3.5 acres and is fairly shallow too with an average depth of 10 feet. The best part is that you can drive right to it. Despite the shallowness it holds a decent population of Rainbow and Brook Trout. They do…

Hoover Fishing Hole

What a beautiful drive as you head down to the old Hoover Fishing Hole in Snohomish, Wa. Named after long time residents Oscar and Fay Hoover. You will pass by acres of fertile farmland before veering Off into the parking area that once served as a boat launch into the broad and powerful Snohomish River….

Diablo Lake

What we Washingtonians have all been waiting for Highway 20 is clear of snow and opened last Friday. Highway 20 has numerous hiking trails, Nordic Lakes, waterfalls, and abundant breathtaking scenery. This pass is often called the Alps of the PNW. Sunday morning we rushed up the pass and put our Kayaks in at the…