Diablo Lake Overlook

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Bill K
Mantorville, MN4,262 contributions
Hard to Leave
Jul. 2021
This overlook has so many wondrous views of natural beauty. Mountains, gorgeous blue lake, pine covered islets, grand sweeping vistas all around. We found it hard to get back in the car.
Written 27 July 2021
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Jaz187
Cold Ash, UK247 contributions
Breathtakingly beautiful!
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. It really is a beautiful green colour. It was an easy drive along highway 20 and there is a sign to a small car park where the overlook viewing area is. I certainly recommend it!
Written 15 July 2021
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jkweebs
Omaha, NE464 contributions
Amazing views
Jun. 2021
I think one of the great things about North Cascades National park is that a lot of really great sites can be see with little effort. Diablo Lake overlook is a great example. You get a great 180 degree view of the lake and dam. It is easy to walk to from the parking lot. This is a must stop.
Written 3 July 2021
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Douglas B
Fort Worth, TX166 contributions
Stop Here
Jun. 2021
This is a beautiful overlook...amazing. You have to stop. Yes, it will be packed with people that want to see the scenery but not hike the area. Yes, it is a great place to stop with a picnic, but it also has loads of information on the area.
Written 2 July 2021
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MstrViolinist
Seattle, WA330 contributions
Beautiful Lake
Oct. 2020
Easily accessible, right off Route 20. Went in late October. Pretty much the tail end of foliage season, there was snow on the ground from the previous day. Kind of busy, but enough room for everyone to spread out. But nevertheless a beautiful lake, and even on a partly cloudy day there was still a hint of turquoise in the water!
Written 28 October 2020
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Chuck E
Fircrest, WA170 contributions
The changing of the leaves can't be beat
Oct. 2020
Skagit County, Washington is home to both Diablo Lake and Ross Lake. They both are accessible from Hwy.20 from Interstate 5 about 40-50 miles to the east. At one point Ross Lake enters Canada for the last 5 1/2 miles of its northern tip. The total length of the lake is about 23 miles long or so.
You need to be able to do some climbing if you want to get down to either lake at ground level. Hwy 20 is pretty high up but for those who don't want to walk down, each lake has a car park and pull over from Hwy 20 to view the lakes. I personally feel the views of the lakes and their aquamarine water color are best viewed from above. Remember, it's easier going down to the lake than it is coming back up; especially for those of us who are seniors or not in the best shape to walk up and down the hills.
This stop was a nice finale to our car trip around the North Cascades Loop. This was pretty much the last week that travelling here without any weather conditions to worry about as well. We were gone the week of Oct. 5th to the 11th. Since then our climate has become rainier and the temps have dropped substantially. We had the top down on the car the entire trip during the day time. I wouldn't recommend this trip from now until Spring time.
Written 23 October 2020
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txpackerfan10
Arlington, TX626 contributions
Very pretty
Sep. 2020
Stopped here did the overlook. They Lowered the lake to clean the silt. But still nice to see. Descent restrooms
Written 21 September 2020
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rogersober
Clermont, FL27,974 contributions
Windy view of the Glaciers
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Beautiful stop on the way up with restrooms that were open and a 270 degree view that was spectacular.
Written 20 September 2020
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mrpesce
Doylestown, PA518 contributions
Breath taking
Sep. 2020 • Family
This is an amazing view that can’t be seen anywhere else. Take your time but at times it can be crowded so just be patient.
Written 8 September 2020
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Tricia A
Louisville, OH216 contributions
Nice place to stop for a picnic !
Jul. 2020
picnic tables and a great view...great stopping spot on your drive through NCNP...but it can get busy.
Written 1 September 2020
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