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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Status: Closed to vehicles 

Update for the week of Monday, July 13

People in vehicles can drive SR 542 as far as the Bagley Lakes Trailhead. If conditions permit, cyclists or hikers can travel past the gate to Artist Point, at their own risk. With the majority of USFS trails and facilities closed this summer, crews have begun clearing the highway as far east as the Terminal Lake parking lot and will let the last 1.8 miles to Artist Point melt on its own. Based on the current snowpack, the last 1.8 miles to Artist Point is expected to melt out in August. 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 
Joseph Calabro
206-440-4452  (No trail or hiking information available at this number.)

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