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Know Before You Go

While the Mt. Baker Highway is open to Artist Point now and the Heather Meadows Visitor Center is open, remember that snowy winter conditions still persist in that area.  Trails such as Lake Ann, Artist Ridge, and Chain Lakes remain snow covered and inacessible. 

Most trails within the forest are seeing the same trend as the large majority are either closed, inacessibl, snow covered, or partially covered.  

The lingering snow pack is requiring many recreationists to reconsider their plans.  

Please check conditions here before heading out this summer.