Nestled among the forested foothills and impressive peaks of the North Cascades, Darrington is a small town with picturesque views and world-class recreational opportunities. Only 1.5 hours
from Seattle, the town is the gateway to the outdoors, offering countless adventures along three wild and scenic rivers - the Stillaguamish, Sauk, and Suiattle - and the vast network of public
lands, including three wilderness areas - Boulder River, Henry M. Jackson, and Glacier Peak - where some of the most spectacular views and experiences await.
Hiking, camping, biking, climbing, fishing, horseback riding, guided rafting, and more - Darrington has it all. Come visit and explore some of the best hikes, adventures and small town hospitality
Snohomish County has to offer.
JUMBO MOUNTAIN FIRE COMMUNITY MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH @ 6 PM AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER
JUMBO FIRE INFORMATION
This is info from a flyer that was brought in to Town Hall office from the Forest Service. We will be posting this at the Post Office as well as around town. We will have copies in our office here in Town Hall if you would like one. Please direct any questions to Town Hall at 360-436-1131 or The USFS. Thanks!
Everett, WA, August 26, 2015 –The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is monitoring an active fire located on the steep slopes of Jumbo Mountain in the Squire Creek drainage of the Darrington Ranger District. Smoke is visible from Highway 530 and within the valley of Squire Creek. The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest Wilderness and Trails Coordinator was in Squire Creek on the afternoon of 8/25/15. His observations confirm that the Jumbo fire continues to have moved downhill and to the south within the Boulder River Wilderness. The Jumbo Fire perimeter now encompasses 30 acres of steep inaccessible rock and burned ground, with pockets of fire activity expected to continue today as burning material rolls downslope toward avalanche chutes and lower slopes. A trail closure is under consideration if the fire moves outside the wilderness boundary.
Additional daily monitoring is scheduled until conditions change. Firefighter and public safety continue to be our highest priorities.
Wildlife Biologist/Environmental Coordinator
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,
Darrington Ranger District
1405 Emens Ave. North
Darrington, WA 98241
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Darrington is located at the western base of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.
It has a population of 1,405 people, and is located 74 miles northeast of Seattle.
How do I get to Darrington, WA?
Access to Darrington from north or south I-5, taking exit 208 in Arlington.
Take a right on HWY 530 off the exit, and follow for about 40 minutes, to mile marker 47 until you reach the town.
Whitehorse Mountain. Photo credit: David Bass