Picture Lake, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest – Washington

Updated: May 20, 2023

Situated amidst the vast expanse of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Picture Lake captivates travelers with its tranquil allure and striking scenery. Encircled by verdant woodlands and towering mountain summits, the pristine waters of this picturesque lake mirror the awe-inspiring visage of Mount Shuksan, creating a spectacular scene cherished by photographers and nature lovers. The serene atmosphere of Picture Lake, coupled with the surrounding natural landscape, presents a perfect retreat for those eager to immerse themselves in the captivating wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.

The forest and the surrounding area have long been home to Native American tribes and have played a role in the history of exploration, logging, and conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Website >

The optimal time to visit Picture Lake occurs between June and October, when the region experiences milder weather. During these months, temperatures usually range between 45°F (7°C) and 75°F (24°C), making it perfect for outdoor activities and exploring the diverse landscapes of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. These temperatures and weather conditions provide a comfortable environment for immersing oneself in the exquisite scenery surrounding Picture Lake.

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