Mount Vernon

5409 N. Darrk Ln.
Bow, WA 98232

Ranger Station: (360) 724-3331

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General Delivery, Bow, WA 98232.

The snowcapped peaks of the Cascade Range provide a stunning backdrop to this Skagit River Valley preserve. Its lush forests make for private campsites and plenty of hiking trails. Golf and fishing are available nearby, as are ferries to the San Juan Islands. Minutes away are the Skagit Valley bulb farms whose spectacular blooms are celebrated every spring during the month-week Tulip Festival. This preserve is also located 1/4 mile from a casino with shuttle service provided.


Campsites: 227 power and water only.

Rentals: 10 trailers, 3 yurts.

Member Amenities

Ballfields, basketball courts, country store, family center, food service, game room, horseshoe pits, laundry facility, mini-golf, nature trails, pickleball court, playground, RV storage, shuffleboard, spa, swimming pool, volleyball court, wading pool, Wi-Fi access.

Points of Interest

  • Skagit Casino, 3/4 miles
  • Skagit Speedway, 5 miles
  • Chuckanut Drive, 5 miles
  • North Cascade Highway, 10 miles
  • Historic walking tour of old Mount Vernon, 10 miles
  • Bellingham Historical Museum, historic Fairhaven district, 15 miles
  • Mount Baker National Forest trails, 20 miles
  • Deception Pass, 25 miles
  • San Juan Islands, Mount Baker Vineyards, 50 miles
  • Baker Lake, 40 miles
  • Woodland Park Zoo, 70 miles
  • Boeing Museum of Flight, 80 miles


GPS Coordinates: N 48° 33' 44.40" W 122° 20' 46.23"; elevation is 263 feet.

From I-5: Take I-5 to Exit 236 (Bow Hill) 10 miles north of Mount Vernon and 16 miles south of Bellingham. Drive east on Bow Hill Rd. to stoplight. Turn left at the stoplight and right at the 3-way stop on Darrk Lane. Proceed 3/4 mile to the Ranger Station.