Rasar – Washington State Park   7 comments

This last week my hubby and I received our discovery pass in the mail.  The discovery pass allows you to park in any of our Washington State Parks without having to pay any fees.  It cost $30 and it is good for the full year.  To us, not a bad deal and some of that money will funnel back into the park system.

The day we received it, we headed out and went to a park we have never visited before.  Rasar State Park.  About a mile or so off Highway 20, it sits right along the Skagit River.  On our way to check out the park, we saw part of a herd of elk running along to catch up with the rest of the group.   They were meeting up to graze in a field right behind someone’s house.  I managed to get a few shots off from my camera after I had to turn the car around and come back down the highway. 🙂

After watching them for a few minutes we head off to the park.  We found as we entered the park that it is available for day use, but also camping.  Either by tent or by trailer.  Not that I’m huge on camping, but it nice to know.  Josh and I headed for the day use area.  We proudly put our discovery pass up for display and went for the trail that would lead to the river.

The trail, or really more of a path, leads from the parking down an incline that takes you to a meadow/field area.  The view of the larger foothills right before you get to the Cascades is fantastic.  We were lucky that clouds this particular evening were adding some character to the view.

From there we wandered down the path to the river.  Overall it is a short walk to get there, but it goes through a beautiful forest area with some great old trees with the moss hanging off their limbs.

At the river, there wasn’t anything spectacular about the view, but it was relaxing.  The water has a little bit of a teal/aqua blue to it.  This is usually signs of glacier feeds into the river.  We didn’t go to much further, as we wanted to get home before it was dark.  We could see the sun was starting to set of in the distance.  Just from where we were at along the river, there was a couple vantage points to watching the sun set.

So we turned around and headed back to the car.  As we talked, we both agreed that we will be returning very soon to further explore what this park has to offer.  This will hopefully be the start of a series for throughout the rest of the year in which we explore other state parks within our area.  Stay tuned!

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7 responses to “Rasar – Washington State Park

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  1. This is my favorite type of photography. I love these amazing photos!!!

  2. Wow – what beautiful photos! Nice work.

  3. This is amazing! I was just looking at another person’s blog and saw a beautiful teal colored river that reminded me of the Skagit River and then came upon your blog. How coincidental is that! The Skagit is one of the most beautiful things in nature I have ever seen here in Washington. It is so gorgeous, especially higher up in the North Cascades around Diablo Lake. A must see for any visitor to the area! And how lucky you were to see the herd of elk! Marvelous creatures they are!

    • I think my friend would disagree about the elk, since they destroyed her families garden last year. 🙂 I do however agree that I am lucky to live in the Skagit Valley. I just absolutely love it here.

  4. Wow! Fantastic photos, I am especially taken with the last two. I have never heard of Rasar State Park but will have to check it out this summer.

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