Diablo Lake, Seattle

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Address: Diablo Lake, Washington 98283, USA

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About Diablo Lake, Seattle

Diablo Lake is a reservoir in the North Cascade mountains of northern Washington state, United States. Created by Diablo Dam, the lake is located between Ross Lake and Gorge Lake on the Skagit River at an elevation of 1,201 feet (366 m) above sea level. Diablo Lake is part of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project and managed by Seattle City Light. Diablo Lake Trail, designated a National Recreation Trail in 1981, runs for 3.80 miles (6.12 km) along the lake's northern shore. The lake holds rainbow, coastal cutthroat, brook, and the federally threatened bull trout. It is a popular recreational spot for kayakers and canoeists. The unique, intense turquoise hue of the lake's water is attributed to the surrounding glaciers that grind rocks into a fine powder that is carried into the lake through creeks. That fine powder stays suspended in the lake, giving the water its brilliant color.


Overview of Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake lies in the city of Seattle in United States. Diablo Lake is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Seattle.

Important attractions of the city include Experience Music Project, Chihuly Garden And Glass, The Museum Of Flight, Pike Place Market and Sky View Observatory. You can also discover other things to do in Seattle on TripHobo.

Top rated Seattle tours do not include Diablo Lake in their schedule, you can add it to your plan anyway.

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Diablo Lake, Seattle Reviews - Write a Review

  • Parking can be kind of nuts, but we kayakers around the lake and it was just so stunning. The wind picked up on our way back in, but it was super fun and easy to get the kayaks in and out.

  • Absolutely amazing view with Crystal blue water. A lot of parking spaces and viewing areas. It can be a little windy up there though so be prepared.

  • Beautiful lake with an amazing Dam. It is a worthy drive from Seattle. Fantastic sites and brilliant place to Canoe. The highway drive is quite nice.

  • We enjoyed our visit to Diablo. I was amazed at the views offered here. We will be coming back with family in the next week!

  • One of the most gorgeous lake in Washington, surrounded by stunning Cascade mountain range, highly recommended.

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