Austin Pass Picnic Area
Located in Heather Meadows, this picnic area provides views of mountains, sub-alpine vegetation and occasional wildlife. Parking is abundant and includes spaces for large busses and RVs. The Heather Meadows Visitor Center and hiking trails for all abilities can be accessed from the picnic area.For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Day Use Only|
|Open Season:||Late Summer - Fall|
|Best Season:||Late Summer|
|Restrictions:||No camping. No fires, except self-contained, carry-in devices such as stoves or charcoal grills. No snowmobiles. Dogs must be leashed within the developed recreation area of Heather Meadows.|
|Closest Towns:||Glacier, Washington|
|Water:||No potable water.|
|Passes:||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Mt. Baker Ranger District - Glacier Public Service Center - Heather Meadows Visitor Center|
From Glacier, travel 22.3 miles east on the Mt. Baker Highway SR 542. The picnic area is located on the northwest side of the highway near mile post 55. Turn right at the Austin Pass Picnic Area sign, and then right again for closest parking to the tables.
Black bears frequent the area. Food and scented items need to be stored in a secure manner. Bear-proof garbage cans are located in the parking area.
• Green Trails: Mt. Shusksan #14
• USGS: Shuksan Arm
• USFS: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness
There is one universally accessible picnic table located near the entrance of the Austin Pass Picnic Area.
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