Artist Point

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A view of the seasonal section of SR 542, known as the road to Artist Point, cleared for 2019.
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SR 542 closed to Artist Point 

SR 542-Mount Baker Highway is closed for the season at milepost 55.6 to Artist Point. There is no detour through the area.

Why the closure?

This early closure is due to hillside errosion and a crumbling wall. This is a potential safety hazard to travelers and the ski runs below.
The Washington State Department of Transportation closed SR 542 on October 12 ahead of snowfall to reduce the risks of an uncontrolled collapse over the winter. This closure included removing a section of the wall in the short-term to keep it from falling on the road or areas below.

Status: Closed to vehicles

Terminal Lake parking lot is closed. The Heather Meadows Visitor Center is also closed. Anyone traveling into the mountains should research current conditions before they head out.

Viewpoint Information
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. 


Trail and hiking information 
Mt. Baker Ranger District Office 
360-856-5700  ext 0
810 State Route 20 
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 

Glacier Public Service Center 
Glacier, WA 98244  

Information about SR 542
WSDOT communications  (No trail or hiking information available.)

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