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Artist Point

Artist Point
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View of Mount Shuksan from the Artist Point parking lot.
Winter 2014

Status: CLOSED for the winter

**Artist Point closed Monday, Sept 30 due to snow on the ground and in the forecast**

Crews will close the Mount Baker Highway Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, several miles east of Glacier for tree removal along SR 542. Crews will be removing dead or dying trees between mileposts 41 and 46, from 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Artist Point is located at the very end of Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 and boasts 360-degree views of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker, as well as access to a variety of trails.

The road to Artist Point, 2.7 miles long (milepost 54.55 to 57.26) and more than 5,000 feet above sea level, is typically buried under snow and closed October through June.

Artist Point typically opens in July and remains open until the first substantial snowfall of the year, which usually comes in late September or early October.


Trail and hiking information
Mt. Baker Ranger District Office
360-856-5700 ext 515
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Glacier Public Service Center
Glacier, WA 98244 

Road-related questions
WSDOT communications
Dave Chesson
360-757-5997 (No trail or hiking information available at this number.)
1043 Goldenrod Road Suite 101,
Burlington, WA 98233