Granite Lakes Natural Resources Conservation Area

Abutting the Glacier Peak wilderness area, this 603 acre conservation area contains montane forests, subalpine parklands, and mountain lakes.  Forests include 160 year old stands of Pacific silver fir, mountain hemlock and associated plant communities.  At higher elevations, subalpine parkland communities support scattered trees and low shrubs such as heathers and Cascade blueberry.  
Features Protected: Mid- and high-elevation conifer forest and subalpine parkland
Ecoregion: North Cascades (Skagit County) 

Science, Research and Monitoring

Public and private universities, other research institutions and individual researchers may contact DNR to propose a research project at the site. If you are interested in pursuing research at Granite Lakes NRCA, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at  

Environmental Education and Public Access 

Currently no formal educational programs are available at Granite Lakes NRCA. The site has no developed public access facilities. For more information, contact the DNR Northwest Region natural areas manager.