Rasar State Park is a 169-acre park with 4,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Skagit River. Wildlife observation, especially eagle watching, can be excellent, particularly in early fall and winter. The park is also frequented by elk, which sometimes graze and rest in the park’s large meadow. If you are travelling with young children, the playground near the trailhead is a great opportunity to burn off excess energy.
“To experience the best the park has to offer, link the Skagit Woods Trail, the Skagit River Trail and the Field Trail for a looping, three-mile nature walk. The Skagit Woods Trail takes hikers from the main campground, through second-growth forest, to the rocky, sandy shore of the river. The shoreline along the River Trail affords prime bird-watching opportunities. Next, traverse a grassy meadow on the Field Trail, where deer are frequently spotted grazing.” Washington Trails Association
Directions: If traveling east on Highway 20, turn right (south) on Lusk Road and then left (east) on Cape Horn Road. You will see the park entrance on the right after about ¾ of a mile. If traveling west on Highway 20, turn left (south) on Russell Road and then right (west) on Cape Horn Road. The park entrance will be on your left after about 1¼ mile. Discovery Pass required.