Pets allowed
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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Located between North Cascades Highway and the Skagit River, Rasar State Park is a great place to stretch your legs along the Cascade Loop. This clean, well-maintained park offers a variety of activities for day-trippers and campers alike.

The park's day-use area consists of a large, covered picnic shelter with nearby restrooms and a playground. If the shelter is occupied, there are plenty of picnic tables and grills for barbecuing. A paved, barrier-free path leads down to the Skagit River from the day use area. Beginning with a gentle, wooded downhill section, the path levels out and opens to a field before re-entering the forest and reaching the river. Watch for Sauk Mountain to the east while crossing the fields. Wildlife abounds here, and an interpretive sign in the field shows various animal tracks including elk, deer, and coyotes.

Over 3 miles of hiking trails wind throughout the park and down to the riverside. With 4,000 feet of freshwater shoreline along the Skagit River, Rasar is a good place for fishing. All five species of Pacific salmon run in the river, as well as steelhead trout. Check posted signs for seasonal information and restrictions. During fall and winter, bald eagles feed on chum salmon along the shore.

For those looking to extend their stay, Rasar State Park Campground offers a variety of options, from basic tent sites to RV hookups and cozy cabins.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Washington Discovery Pass


River access. Over 3 miles of hiking trails. Well-maintained campground.


Summer crowds.


ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Bird watching

Site type

Full hookups



We stayed for an annual 3 family camping trip. We were in the double sites 35 and 36 which must be reserved together. We were able to put two tents and one camper trailer on one site so that we could put the kids to bed and then the adults could enjoy a campfire on the other site. This was a very clean park with very friendly staff. Plenty of things for the kids to do like hang out at the river, play on the play ground, ride bikes, and even find a few Geocaches. Two of the kiddos have physical disabilities and the accessibility of the campground was great. Definitely one of the better state parks and would recommend for a very family/kid friendly place
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