Skagit Valley

Skagit Valley is beautifully situated between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia with the San Juan Islands to the west and North Cascade National Park to the east. A great area for exploring nature and photography, you can enjoy migrating swans and local eagles January to March, the Tulip Festival in April and a Heritage Barn tour any time of the year.

About the Skagit Valley

  • General information about visiting the Skagit Valley
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
  • Skagit Wildlife Areas managed by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.
  • Skagit Country Heritage Barn Tour
  • The Stilly, Skagit & Samish: A birding trip by car with stops and short walks at a number of hot spots for hawks, falcons, waterfowl and shorebirds. Travel north from Norman Road, through Stanwood, Wiley Slough, Fir Island, and Samish Flats.
  • Samish Flats: An excellent location for finding birds associated with both land and salt water, particularly in winter. The area is the former estuary of the Samish River, which has been diked and drained and is now used principally for farming. It's up to 2 miles of walking with little to no elevation gain.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Suitable Activities: Urban Adventure
  • Seasons: January, February, March, April, November, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Land Manager: Skagit County
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 18
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 18
Trip Reports

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  • Skagit Valley Tulips
  • Skagit Country Heritage Barns
  • The Stilly, Skagit & Samish
  • Samish Flats

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