|Skagit River Delta (WA)
|The Skagit River Delta is a great
place to pack a lunch and spend the
day. It transitions from forest... to
grasslands...to tide flats...which,
makes the landscape very
interesting. A map is very handy to
have due to its maze like channels.
Be aware of the tides. When the tide
is lower than 3 feet, some of the
channels start to dry up. It takes
about two hours after low tide
before the current changes and
starts flowing back up stream.
Numerous birds call the Delta their
home so don't forget the bird book
and a pair of binoculars. I think this
trip is great for the whole family or a
place to just get lost for awhile.