Artist Point

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A view of the seasonal section of SR 542, known as the road to Artist Point, cleared for 2019.
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Status: Closed 
Autumn snow and ice close SR 542 to Artist Point

People in vehicles can drive SR 542 as far as the Bagley Lakes Trailhead. If conditions permit, cyclists or hikers can travel past the gate to Artist Point, at their own risk. Anyone traveling into the mounatins should research current conditions before they depart.

Photos: Artist Point clearing 2019

Viewpoint Information
Artist Point is located at the very end of Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 and boasts 360-degree views of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker, as well as access to a variety of trails. 

The road to Artist Point, 2.7 miles long (milepost 54.55 to 57.26) and more than 5,000 feet above sea level, is typically buried under snow and closed October through June

The road to Artist Point typically opens in July and remains open until the first substantial snowfall of the year, which usually comes in late September or early October. 


Trail and hiking information 
Mt. Baker Ranger District Office 
360-856-5700  ext 515 
810 State Route 20 
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 

Glacier Public Service Center 
Glacier, WA 98244  

Road-related questions 
WSDOT communications 
Andrea E. Petrich
360-757-5963  (No trail or hiking information available at this number.)

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