Skagit Valley Provincial Park is located in the North Cascade Mountain Range 35 kilometres southeast of Hope and approximately 150 kilometres east of Vancouver. First established in 1973 as a recreation area, it received official park status in late 1995. The park contains 27,948 hectares of forest, river and marshland habitat, and is situated along the Canada-United States border. Skagit Valley Provincial Park is part of a large international protected area that also includes E.C. Manning Provincial Park, and in the United States the North Cascades National Park (north unit), Ross Lake National Recreation Area and the Pasayten Wilderness. In addition to wildlife viewing, the park offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, hikin, botanizing and fishing. From late June to September, high water levels in Ross Lake Reservoir provide swimming and boating activities at the Ross Lake campground. Skagit Valley Provincial Park is identified as a wildlife viewing site of British Columbia Wildlife Watch the provincial wildlife viewing program.
Knopp, Denis. 1997. Bird Checklist: Skagit Valley Provincial Park (Pamphlet). BC Environment