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Rainy Lake, North Cascades National Park

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  • The walk to get to the lake is easy and the reward, the lake view, is large! The path is wide, paved, and fairly flat with quite a few benches to rest on if needed. You walk through some nice woods en...  more »
  • It is paved, about a mile long , and easy if you are rushed for time. Definitely worth a visit when you are in the Washington Pass area.  more »
  • Even though this lake is outside North Cascades National Park, it's a very popular stop and comes recommended. Located at Rainy Pass Picnic Area (MP 158) are two great hikes. One is the Rainy Lake tra...  more »

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Where to stay in North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park offers various styles of camping, including camping from a car, RV, or boat at a developed campground (wilderness camping is also available). The park permits numerous private concessionaires to provide lodging within the park's boundaries, so you'll find numerous lodges, rustic resorts, and cabins throughout the park. Many visitors also stay in the assortment of lodges, inns, motels, and campgrounds lining Route 20 on both the western and eastern sides of the park.
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