Most reviewed Bodies of Water in Washington

  1. 4.5 Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (3.236 reviews)
    - Fun and Free
    Thursday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Piers & Boardwalks
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    The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (locally known as the Ballard Locks) is a waterway system that connects the saltwater of the Puget Sound to the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which sits about 20 feet above sea level. Boats enter the locks, the gates close and the water rises or falls to the level of the destination waterway. Watching boats pass through the locks, exploring the 7 acres of botanical gardens and looking for fish on the fish ladder is fun and free entertainment that draws locals and tourists alike. See more..
  2. 4.5 Deception Pass State Park (1.417 reviews)
    - Definitely check this out
    State Parks • Bodies of Water • Parks
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    Deception Pass State Park is a stunning destination that spans a strait and a few islands. Come here for incredible views of Skagit Bay and the Salish Sea from the Canoe Pass Bridge. At Rosario Head, make sure to stop by the tide pools to see colorful birds and an array of marine life. If you're looking for a place to stay, camping by Bowman Bay is an excellent option. You can even enjoy a cozy bonfire at night. In the morning, go for a hike on the park's scenic trails along deep-blue lakes and amid the lush forest. – Tripadvisor See more..
  3. 4.5 Green Lake Park (1.122 reviews)
    - Seattle’s favorite lake
    Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Parks
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    Swim or paddleboat in this scenic park lake. See more..
  4. 4.5 Lake Crescent (796 reviews)
    - Cool clear and beautiful
    Bodies of Water
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    Nestled in the lush Olympic Mountains is this otherworldly glacier-carved lake, which boasts pristine waters and amazing scenic views. Those looking for a secluded getaway can book a stay at a cabin by the lake, while outdoor adventurers can hike up Spruce Road Trail or Barnes Creek Trail (two of the lake’s most popular treks), go kayaking, try trout fishing, and maybe even camp overnight. You'll need to purchase a pass to enter Olympic National Park, though you can get more value with bundled passes that include entry to other parks. Guided tours of Olympic National Park will also cover entry and take you to other sights within the park. – Tripadvisor See more..
  5. 5.0 Mount Rainier National Park (563 reviews)
    - Just Awesome.
    Bodies of Water • Mountains • National Parks • Forests
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    Anywhere I went I was NOT disappointed here. We stopped in Paradise but drove and hiked some of the smaller trails all around. I vastly underestimated the power and impact of standing at the base of Mt. Rainier and felt the pull to explore the heights as I stood there. Am too old to engage on the more advanced hike and as this was the first time visiting, was unprepared for my comfort with some of the lesser paths on the mountain itself although we did hike other easier areas. Narada Falls is a must, well worth the trek to observation area and be prepared to get soaked from this mists. I loved it!!!!. Mt. Rainier constantly teased us with possibly seeing the top. Clouds would thin and almost clear then suddenly thicken up. This is an Elder Mountain and as such has retained all the power and majesty throughout time. See more..
  6. 4.5 Lake Chelan (326 reviews)
    - Beautiful Lake
    Bodies of Water
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    This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and fishing. See more..
  7. 4.5 Lake Sacajawea Park (174 reviews)
    - Very nice!
    Bodies of Water
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    What a lovely feature. This large park with a lake that sort-of wanders through town provides broad, grassy lawns, picnic areas, fishing spots, and lots of bird watching. A paved trail surrounds this large urban park that will appeal to walkers and joggers. Very old trees are a source of shade and delighted wonder. The surrounding neighborhood is interesting as well. A beautiful getaway in the heart of Longview. See more..
  8. 4.5 Lake Quinault (156 reviews)
    - Beautiful Lake with Plenty of Diverse Hikes
    Bodies of Water
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    My husband and I visited Lake Quinault while exploring the Olympic National Park. We stayed in a cabin at Rain Forest Resort Village for the night, then, drove the 31-mile loop drive around the lake. Along the drive, there were plenty of hikes to enjoy. Our favorites were the Hoh Rain Forest Nature Trail and the Maple Glade Rain Forest Trail. Both provided exposure to different aspects of the rain forest landscape and helped us appreciate how wet the climate was, even on a sunny day. We also stopped multiple times just to appreciate the beautiful views and to hike any shorter hikes like the World's Largest Spruce before heading to Lake Quinault Lodge for lunch. The entire area is absolutely beautiful and a must-see if you're visiting Olympic National Park! See more..
  9. 4.0 Lake Sammamish State Park (155 reviews)
    - Fun place for all !
    Thursday: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM State Parks • Bodies of Water
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    Lake Sammamish State Park is a 531-acre, day-use park with 6,858 feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. The area around the lake carries cultural significance as a gathering place for at least four Native American tribes. Although recreation is bound to keep the whole family busy, a salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery also provide birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. See more..
  10. 4.0 Vancouver Lake Park (128 reviews)
    - A lot for everyone in the park.
    Bodies of Water • Parks
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    For a small daily or annual fee, you can get park and beach parking, some in full shade. I have now been 3 times this summer, of the family's 6 trips. We can bring bikes or just walk the paved trails or the fields. Bring kayaks or canoe for the lake. They offer several grills and picnic tables, or just spread a blanket on the grass. A true beach to launch or frolic in and sand vollyball court to play. Restrooms with large changing areas provide all day comfort and convenience. The views are amazing, on the beach or floating out in the lake, looking between Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, with trees and more water between. There is also fishing spots further down the lake at separate parking spots. You can come lightly for a swim or pack food and toys to enjoy several hours(my choice). See more..
  11. 4.5 Lacamas Lake (117 reviews)
    - Kayaking close to town
    Bodies of Water
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    My husband and I rented 2 kayaks for a couple of hours and it was most enjoyable and a pretty inexpensive way to spend a summer morning. See more..
  12. 4.5 Sammamish River Trail (116 reviews)
    - A Nice Jaunt to Stretch Legs After Long Travel Day
    Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Biking Trails • Hiking Trails
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    Literally a few steps outside the Archer Hotel in Redmond, this paved walking/biking trail was a lovely walk along a beautiful river and quaint business district. We walked a good 45 minutes in one direction and could have gone further except that we had to get somewhere else. Highly recommend this SAFE, well-groomed and seemingly popular trail if you want to get some relaxing and pretty venue to exercise or stretch your legs or rent a bicycle during your stay at the hotel (a lot of people on it the day we walked, and so we felt completely safe.) See more..
  13. 4.5 Lake Whatcom (95 reviews)
    - I live here
    Bodies of Water
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    Love this lake, 9 miles long and 1 mile wide, up to 360’ deep! Cold and difficult to stay in except for August. Great fishing for Kokanee, Bass and Perch. Some brown trout. Bald eagles abound. Beautiful at South end versus houses chock to block at noth end. See more..
  14. 4.5 Hoh River (73 reviews)
    - Picturesque River in the HOH Rain Forest
    Bodies of Water
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    A scenic river. See more..
  15. 5.0 Methow River (58 reviews)
    - A great stop along our route.
    Bodies of Water
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    Driving to the Northern Cascades, we found the Methow River along the way. It is a beautiful river that we followed for part of the way. Then wr passed through Winthrop. It was a charming, cute town! We had to stop. We went into some of the nice shops, grabbed a sandwich and had to get back on the road. Winthrop was definitely worth a stop and hoping to go back someday for a longer stay. It’s beautiful! See more..
  16. 4.5 Hood Canal (55 reviews)
    - Kayak crabbing
    Bodies of Water
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    The longest fjord in the United States. See more..
  17. 4.5 Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (55 reviews)
    - Great birding location!
    Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    My husband and I recently birded here several times looking for a specific bird. Thanks to the staff member who gave us specific directions, we found it. Very nice spot to bird, there is a dedicated birding trail or just take a walk. See more..
  18. 4.0 Soap Lake (54 reviews)
    - Beautiful lake!
    Bodies of Water
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    You'll find people paddleboarding and kayaking at Soap Lake, but most are simply content to float their troubles away in the shallow mineral-rich waters, slathering themselves in mud—the lake has long been thought to have medicinal healing properties. The lake gets its name from the water’s soapy feel and foamy appearance, boasting the highest diversity of minerals of any lake in the world. There are inns and an RV park around the lake, with restaurants in the town on the south shore. Time your visit between May and June when conditions are ideal but just shy of the peak season in July. – Tripadvisor See more..
  19. 4.5 Tolmie State Park (54 reviews)
    - Tolmie at low tide is amazing!
    Spent 2-3 hours State Parks • Bodies of Water
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    I never miss a chance to visit and explore the wonders of tidal sea life!! Be sure to bring your camera, oyster shucking gear and clam digging gear, along with water shoes! See more..
  20. 5.0 Cape Flattery (51 reviews)
    - Great View - Be ready for the hike
    Bodies of Water
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    The NW-most spot of the lower 48 states. We saw this on the map while driving and decided we should stop by. It took us a good 35 miles off the main road, but seemed to be well worth the stop. The final parking spot is a good 25-30 minute hike from the actual overview, with a few steep spots along the path. The final view was well worth the hike, however. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, and be ready for a windy (possibly rainy) site! See more..
  21. 4.5 Lake Wenatchee State Park (49 reviews)
    - Amazing Beauty
    State Parks • Bodies of Water
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    When we went, there was a lot of snow around the lake and on the mountains, making the view exceptional. The only thing I would have liked is a little more kid-friendly sledding and tubing area. The one that is currently offered is too steep and is being used by kids and adults as well and did not feel safe to let my kid sled. See more..
  22. 4.5 Cranberry Lake (39 reviews)
    - Great well marked Trails!
    Bodies of Water
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    There are many trail entrances to the area, but finding the parking lot for the first time was a bit of a challenge. The trails are well marked, however, and every time I go I find a different trail to explore. Some trails seem to be favorites for cyclists, but everyone I have ever met on the trails has been friendly and helpful. See more..
  23. 4.5 Rainy Lake (37 reviews)
    - Easy trail to pretty lake
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Bodies of Water
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    A little over a mile long, and paved, this easy trail through the forest with occasional interpretive signs leads to a pretty alpine lake. The clear water and views of the surrounding mountains as well as a tall thin waterfall enhance the feeling of being a world away. There are other, longer and more strenuous trails in the area, so the parking lot can be rather busy. Restrooms and picnic tables are available at the trailhead. See more..
  24. 4.5 Zuanich Point Park (34 reviews)
    - Beautiful setting for a family friendly park!
    Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Parks
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    This is an amazing waterfront park where you are surrounded by ocean, mountains, fishing vessels, yachts, marina life etc. As a dog owner, this is an excellent location to walk your pooch, it has an open grass area, and along the way there are always a cleaning up station for your fido. On a nice sunny day, there will be kites flying, children playing and couples walking hand in hand. Come here and experience yourself and breath in the ocean air! See more..
  25. 4.5 Mowich Lake (33 reviews)
    - Hike Spray Falls at Mowich
    Bodies of Water
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    A lake within Mount Rainier National Park. See more..
  26. 4.5 Baker Lake (32 reviews)
    - Beautiful
    Bodies of Water
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    I’ve read several reviews and I think people are blaming the lake for their experience. It’s is truly beautiful here. That being said, because it is it draws a lot of people. However it’s so big that you can find some alone space. If you plan on camping and having everything to yourself, this isn’t the place for you. See more..
  27. 4.5 Diablo Dam (31 reviews)
    - Crazy Beautiful
    Spent < 1 hour Bodies of Water • Dams
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    This is an absolutely stunning lake. A must see when in the North Cascades. The color of the water is surreal. The picture has not been Photoshopped. See more..
  28. 4.5 Coldwater Lake (30 reviews)
    - One of our favorite things about Mt St Helens
    Bodies of Water
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    Formerly called Coldwater Creek, this is one of the world's newest lakes. See more..
  29. 4.5 Nisqually River (30 reviews)
    - The Glacier melt is beautiful
    Spent < 1 hour Bodies of Water
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    Seeing fresh water with a white color coming from the glacier melt. Pretty darned amazing.. Call Tours Northwest for a door to door trip. See more..
  30. 4.5 Moclips River (24 reviews)
    - Great short hike
    Bodies of Water
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    Park at the beach access in Moclips. Hike to mouth of river and then upstream. Time your visit for low tide. See more..
  31. 4.0 American Lake (22 reviews)
    - Beautiful, clear lake
    Bodies of Water
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    I use the VA here at American Lake, WA. Our meditation groups met last summer by this lovely lake. So peaceful and amazing to spend time at American Lake... truly a blessed place See more..
  32. 5.0 The Columbia River (19 reviews)
    - Carved by God
    Bodies of Water
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    Absolutely one of the most beautiful places in America! A wonder all by itself! Lovely nature and melds well with every day business! See more..
  33. 4.5 Enchantment Lakes (19 reviews)
    - One of the most exceptional hikes in the Northwest
    Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water • Mountains • Hiking Trails
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    If you are fortunate enough to get picked out of the lottery, I would recommend sleeping at Colchuck Lake and the trying Aasgard Pass the next day. It is a tough hike but the result is worth it. The Enchantment Lakes atop Aasgard pass feel as though you have stepped into a different world. Seeing every star at night is also a pretty cool bonus. Make sure to have a water filter! Here are realistic hiking times: - The hike up to Colcheck from the trailhead takes about 3.5 Hours Up, 3 Down. - To get to Aasgard Pass, you need to go around the lake which takes about 45 minutes - Aasgard Pass takes about 4 Hours Up, 2.5 Down. See more..
  34. 4.5 Ozette Lake (19 reviews)
    - Beautiful lake and great hiking!
    Bodies of Water
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    We just hiked about 3 miles here because we started late day and it was still really nice. You can swim at the "Devil's Punchbowl" if you like that crisp, cold water! The photo opportunities are great and it's a nice hike for all levels. See more..
  35. 5.0 Stehekin River (14 reviews)
    - Stunning!
    Bodies of Water
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    Beautiful river and surrounding woodlands provide ample opportunities to hike and canoe. See more..
  36. 4.5 Lake Spokane (Long Lake) (13 reviews)
    - Long Lake is Beautiful!
    Bodies of Water
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    Especially if you like to fish :) Boasts the most game fish in a lake in the state!!! Easy to get to and lots of places to access... See more..
  37. 4.0 Mount Vernon Lions Club Roadside Park (12 reviews)
    - Stop Here!
    Spent < 1 hour Bodies of Water • Playgrounds
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    The Lions have outdone themselves with this little space. It borders the Skagit River and offers children a safe/fun place to play, while adults can relax and take in the gorgeous riverside landscape. Public restrooms, walkway into town, and a great stop off en route to points north. See more..
  38. 4.5 Lena Lakes (12 reviews)
    - Great hike
    Bodies of Water
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    A peaceful lake nestled in the heart of the Olympic Mountains. See more..
  39. 4.0 Scriber Lake Park (10 reviews)
    - Charming small park
    Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Parks • Hiking Trails
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    A small park with about one mile of trail around Scriber Lake offering views of the water and wetland areas. The trail alternates between paved, built up woodchip and boardwalk sections. Pleasant for walking or jogging. See more..
  40. 5.0 Picture Lake (10 reviews)
    - God's Masterpiece
    Bodies of Water
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    One of God's masterpieces. Absolutely stunning place, family fun, dream of photographers, tranquil and serene....Paradise See more..
  41. 4.0 Silver Springs Campground (10 reviews)
    - First visit was a success - can't wait to return!
    Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water • National Parks
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    Just spent our first weekend at this campground - we will definitely be back! It's a rather small campground (by number of sites), most sites are large and wooded, no showers but the restroom areas were clean. There is a little road noise, but the sound of the water in the background was a nice counter balance. Short drive into Rainier was very convenient. Our site was a double site - first I have seen where campers sit parallel, so our camper space was a little more limited that most double sites we have stayed. We will just keep that in mind when booking our return. Great campground and really nice area. See more..
  42. 4.0 Lake Bronson Club Family Nudist Park (9 reviews)
    - Best Nudist Resort In The USA!
    Thursday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Visit the Northwest’s largest year-round, clothing-free recreational park and campground. Lake Bronson Club Family Nudist Park is just one hour from Seattle, but feels worlds away from city life. Located in a 320-acre Stewardship Forest, the recreational park offers a seven-acre spring fed lake with sunning lawn, an 85-foot waterfall cascading into the Sultan River, and miles of hiking trails. Enjoy the rustic lodge, hot tub, or sauna. Lake Bronson is a family-oriented nudist club catering specifically to those who love nature and the great outdoors. Recreational activities abound: hiking, biking, swimming, paddle-boating, canoeing, volleyball, badminton, tennis, shuffleboard, and play area for the kids. Overnight guests have a variety of accommodations to choose from: rooms in Lakeview or Parkview lodge, four cozy sleeping cabins, a 24-space RV Park with power/water hookups and dump station, and many beautiful tent camping sites throughout the campground. Come visit! See more..
  43. 4.0 Tucannon River (9 reviews)
    - Rafting
    Bodies of Water
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    Scenic river winding straight into the placid heart of the Blue Mountains. See more..
  44. 4.5 Tenino Quarry Pool (8 reviews)
    - Swim, Hike and/or Bike in Historical Tenino
    Bodies of Water
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    This place is temporarily closed. See more..
  45. 4.5 Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary Park (8 reviews)
    - Bring the family, even dogs are allowed there
    Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Forests
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    We've been hiking this wetlands ever since it opened a long time ago. Now there are many trees, all reaching up to get sunlight. It's so relaxing to go there after a hectic day. We went again a couple of days ago, and even though it was a hot day, it was a cooling. On the internal loop - mostly boardwalk- it's intriguing to look into the murky water. There was a contest between the bullfrogs who can be the loudest! Lots of little ducks in the water, too. The outside had lots of salmon berries ready to be picked, but beware of hungry mosquitoes right now. Lots of parking available. Restroom at the parking area. See more..
  46. 4.5 Kachess Lake (7 reviews)
    - Beautiful
    Bodies of Water
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    Absolutely beautiful. I've never been and it was serene and perfect. Even with the amount of people, it didn't feel crowded. Well caredfor, and clean. I wish I had camping supplies. Would have stayed. See more..
  47. 4.5 Cutthroat Lake (7 reviews)
    - Fast, Easy and Beautiful
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Bodies of Water
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    This trail is really easy. It is flat most of the way to the lake and you get a lot of scenery for not a lot of work. We went in Mid June when most of the higher lakes were still buried in snow and inaccessible. There was still quite a bit of snow as we got closer to the lake but the trail was easy to find and the footsteps easy to follow. Next time we will take our kids!!! See more..
  48. 3.5 Pyramid Lake (7 reviews)
    - Whew! An uphill workout, but pretty
    Bodies of Water
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    Nice hike as far as general variety of greenery and trees. Not crowded. Farther up on the trail some views of surrounding peaks. But UPHILL with roots and rocks. Have your water bottles, trekking poles and time. See more..
  49. 4.5 Bogachiel River (7 reviews)
    - Beautiful river - great for fly fishing
    Bodies of Water
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    Scenic river located along Washington's Northwest Pacific Trail. See more..
  50. 5.0 Fir Island Snow Goose Reserve (6 reviews)
    - Trumpeter Swans or Snow Geese
    Thursday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Islands • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    I have been on a wild goose chase literally! I finally understand that old quip. I spent Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on a goose chase. It was through locals that I was actually able to find this reserve in n Fir Island Road. It appears I may have been a bit early in October, but I did find birds and it was thrilling. I searched Conway, Mt. Vernon, Sedro Woolley, and Edison. It was great to see country roads on a sunny crisp weekend. See more..

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