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Minkler Lake Property

Property Description

Minkler Lake is a mile-long freshwater pond, which long ago was an oxbow of the Skagit River. Historically it was used as a millpond and pilings are still visible from Highway 20. In recent years the lake has been left alone and undeveloped, and fish and wildlife have thrived. The quiet backwaters are accessible to Skagit River salmon through Childs Creek.  138 acres of the Minkler Lake pond / wetland complex have been protected by Skagit Land Trust, including approximately 10 new acres in 2013.  Funding for the protection has been provided by the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Skagit Land Trust members.

Skagit County's Cascade Trail forms the southern border of the property and offers an easy way to experience the varied wetland and riparian habitat of the conservation area.

Thing to do here:  Hike along the Cascade Trail, see excellent views of Minkler Lake and occasional elk in winter. Fishing & waterfowl hunting are allowed. 


Driving directions:  A few miles east of Sedro-Woolley, turn a sharp right on Minkler Road, just prior to the town of Lyman. Park on the shoulder along the fence on the right, across from the horse farm, house #28576.

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Property Photos

Frosty Day at Minkler Lake New Photo New Photo Minkler Lake - Looking over the lake

Property Info

  • Type: Trust-Owned
  • Location: west of Lyman
  • Acreage: 138 acres
  • Date Added: 2003
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