Heather Meadows Visitor Center

  

[Photo]: Heather Meadows Visitor Center

Heather and huckleberry meadows dot the majestic landscape at Heather Meadows near the eastern end of the Mount Baker Scenic Byway, Washington State Route 542.

Glistening lakes nestle between knolls. Ridges bristle with 900-year-old mountain hemlock. Even the rocks catch the eye. Lava flows from Mount Baker have resisted glacial carving and columns of andesite stand like black anvils against the sky.

Interpretive signs along the Picture Lake, Fire and Ice and Artist Ridge Trails enhance the story behind this spectacular scenery.

The historical Heather Meadows Visitor Center exhibits offer a glimpse into the area’s colorful cultural history.

The center and area trails are open during the summer season after accumulated winter snows melt out.

During winter months snow-covered slopes offer opportunities for skiing and snowboarding at the popular Mt. Baker Ski Area located in Heather Meadows. Snow-covered trails outside of the ski area boundaries are not maintained or controlled for avalanches.
 

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day
Best Season: Summer / Fall
Restrictions: Hikers only, no camping, no fires, dogs must be on a leash.
Closest Towns: Glacier, Washington
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: Call the Mt. Baker Ranger District at 360-856-5700 or the Glacier Public Service Center at 360-599-2714.

General Information

Directions:

From Glacier, travel east on Mt. Baker Highway 542 for 23.0 miles to Heather Meadows.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
48.85481691454089
  Longitude : 
-121.68575584888458
  Elevation : 
4400 feet