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Artist Point

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

Oct. 23, 2014

Status: CLOSED FOR THE WINTER!

  • The road to Artist Point closed Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, after the longest season on record. This year the road was opened on July 1, and remained open for 115 days. The previous mark was 111 days, set in 2004. The latest closing date on record was Oct. 26, 2011.


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.

The road to 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.

Contacts

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
360-599-2714
Glacier, WA 98244 

Road-related questions
WSDOT communications
Tom Pearce
206-440-4696 (No trail or hiking information available at this number.)
15700 Dayton Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133