Heather Meadows Visitor Center
The Civilian Conservation Corps built the Heather Meadows Visitor Center in 1940 for a ski warming hut. Workers used rock and heavy timber to meticulously restore the building’s architectural lines to blend into the surrounding environment. The center sits on a rock ledge at the edge of the Austin Pass Picnic Area and overlooks Bagley Lakes in the Heather Meadows area located along the upper reaches of the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway, State Route 542.
The building is accessible and open mid-July to late September on a daily basis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can buy books, maps and other sales items including federal recreation passes.
Milepost 56 on Mt. Baker Highway (State Route 542)
From northern Bellingham off of Interstate 5, drive east 56 miles on the Mount Baker Highway (State Route 542).