Boardman Lake/ Lake Evan Trail 704


For those wanting a picnic stop near the road, 12.8-acre Lake Evan provides a peaceful wooded setting. Most of the lakeshore is too marshy to use, but just off the trail is firm ground.

Just after 100 yards the trail enters old-growth forest for 0.8 miles to the outlet of Boardman Lake. On the other side of the outlet are five established campsites with a box toilet nearby. Continue a bit further south for a group campsite before the trail fades out in the brush.  

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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Please stay on the trails. There are rare plants located in this lake basin.
Closest Towns: Granite Falls, Washington
Passes: federal recreation pass required at the Boardman Lake trailhead.
Information Center: Check  current conditions or call  Darrington Ranger District office at 360-436-1155 or  Verlot Public Service Center at 360-691-7791.

General Information


From the Verlot Public Service Center (11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA), drive east along the Mountain Loop Highway 4.5 miles. Turn right (south) on the Schweitzer Creek Road (Forest Service road 4020). Continue on for 5.0 miles to the trailhead on the left.

General Notes:


  • Darrington Ranger District
  • Green Trails: Silverton 110

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0.8 mile

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  Elevation : 
2,800 feet - 3,100 feet