Parks & Reserves
Get outside and play! You won’t have to travel far for outdoor fun at these well-appointed Mount Vernon city parks. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an off-leash dog park, playgrounds for the kids, skate park, picnic areas, water spray park, scenic outlooks and trails. For more ideas, check out Mount Vernon city parks. Here are some of our top picks:
3101 E. Fir Street, Mount Vernon (off Fir Street, east of LaVenture) — 39 acres with off-leash dog park, skate park, BMX track, playground, basketball court, grass play area, restrooms, soccer fields and walking paths
600 Behrens Millet Road, Mount Vernon — 54 acres with boat launch, playground, grass play area, restrooms, soccer fields and softball field
1717 13th Street, Mount Vernon — 31 acres with gardens, nature area, playgrounds, grass play area, picnic shelters, picnic tables, restrooms, community building, on leash pets, basketball court, soccer fields, softball field, lighted tennis courts and walking paths
500 S. 18th Street, Mount Vernon — Water spray park, basketball court, picnic tables, playground, restrooms, softball field and walking paths
Little Mountain Park
500 Little Mountain Road, Mount Vernon — 522 acres with trails, nature area, picnic tables and scenic lookouts
State & National Parks
Skagit Wildlife Areas
The Skagit Wildlife Area is managed in 16 separate units totaling about 16,700 acres.
Skagit River Bald Eagle Natural Area
The Bald Eagle Interpretive Center focuses on habitat conservation, stewardship and restoration in the spirit of celebration, education and cooperation.
Rasar State Park
Rasar State Park is a 169-acre camping park with 4,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Skagit River. Wildlife observation opportunities, especially for eagle watching, are excellent, particularly in early winter.
Bay View State Park
Bay View State Park is a 25-acre camping park with 1,285 feet of saltwater shoreline on Padilla Bay. More than 11,000 acres of Padilla Bay are designated as National Estuarine Sanctuary. Breazeale Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is located a half-mile north of the park.