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Picnicking Around Darrington is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon!

There are several picnic areas in town as well as in the surrounding area.  All offering unique features such as eagle watching, historical significance, mountain or river vistas and so much more!

Squire Creek Campground picnic shelter, photo by Martha Rasmussen

A view of White Chuck Mountain from the White Chuck Overlook, photo by Martha Rasmussen

The White Chuck Overlook is 10.2 miles south of Darrington and has two picnic tables and vaulted toilet.  The views from the overlook are amazing making this a worthwhile destination.  The popular day hikes, Old Sauk Trail, North Fork Falls, Harold Engles Memorial Grove, Beaver Lake and Lookout Tree are just a short drive away.

Sauk River Boat Launch covered picnic area, photo by Martha Rasmussen

The USFS Sauk River Boat Launch is located at the confluence of the Suiattle and the Sauk rivers and has a large spacious picnic shelter with 1 picnic table which has one wheelchair accessible seating location.  There are two free standing grill barbecues near the building.  Please keep cooking fires in the barbecues only.  A Honey Bucket is provided near by.  To get to the USFS Sauk River Boat Launch from the Darrington Ranger Station drive 6.9 miles  north on SR 530 north.  The entrance will be on the left just before crossing the Sauk River bridge.

Looking up from the river at the USFS White Chuck Boat Launch & picnic table

The White Chuck Boat Launch is located at the confluence of the White Chuck & Sauk Rivers with river access along the shore and nice river views.  From the Darrington Ranger Station drive south on the mountain Loop Highway for 10 miles, and turn left over the White Chuck Bridge onto FS Rd. #22.  Just across the bridge is a vaulted toilet


Picnicking at beautiful Cougar Hollow, photo by Nels Rasmussen

Sometimes the best kind of picnic is just heading out for a scenic forest road drive and finding that perfect place to enjoy a picnic.  If you didn't pack a picnic you will find all your needs at the Darrington IGA.  Please take a bag to collect your garbage to throw away and keep our backcountry beautiful.

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Harold Engeles Memorial Park 2 picnic tables, shade trees & horseshoe pits city park Harold Engles Memorial Park 
Nels Bruseth Memorial Garden 1 picnic table near Darrington Ranger Station, historical dugout canoe collection Nels Bruseth Memorial Garden 
Old School Park playgrond, Bicycle Pumptrack, picnic tables, barbeques & restrooms city park Old School Park 
Squire Creek Campground 2 picnic shelters, picnic tables, barbeques, restrooms forest & creek Squire Creek Campground 
Texas Pond 1 picnic area, 1 camping site & vaulted toilet forest, historical & lake Texas Pond Picnic Area 
USFS Sauk River Boat Launch large covered shelter, 1 picnic table, barbeques, accessible Honey Bucket, trails & boat launch along the confluence of the Suiattle & Sauk Rivers  
White Chuck Boat Launch 1 picnic table & accessible vaulted toilet forest & along the confluence of White Chuck & Sauk Rivers  
White Chuck Turn Around 1 picnic table & accessible vaulted toilet forest & along White Chuck River  
White Cuck Overlook 2 picnic table & accessible vaulted toilet  forested with mountain veiws  
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