Verlot Ranger Station
Surrounded by sphagnum bogs and primeval forest tucked in a quiet corner behind bustling Mount Pilchuck, the Ashland Lakes are the showpiece to the Washington State's Department of Natural Resources' 9600-acre Mount Pilchuck Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA). The placid lakes are an ideal destination for introducing children to the wonders of nature. Young hikers will especially delight in the numerous boardwalks traversing the saturated and stimulating landscape.
Hike and swim Ashland Lake (bathing suit required please). This hike may be cancelled due to unfavorable weather or we may take an alternate hike along the Mountain Loop Hwy.