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Skagit River South Fork Property

Property Description


Skagit River South Fork Conservation Area protectes nearly 10 acres of riparian forest within the Skagit River floodplain and about 1,200 feet of Skagit River shoreline. It was acquired by the Trust in 2020 with the goal of protecting and enhancing slamon habitat within the south fork of the Skagit River. 

The property is dominated by native deciduous species including big leaf maple, black cottonwood, and red alder. It also features some mature western red cedars and a dense native shrub understory. Wildlife species that use this property include salmonids, deer, coyotes, beavers, bats, bald eagles and various other birds, and amphibians.


This property is open to low-impact public access and is accessible via the Skagit River or through The Nature Conservancy's Geyer Preserve (permission required). 

How to Get There

The property is accessible via the Skagit River or through The Nature Conservancy's Geyer Preserve (permission required). The protected property is 4 miles southwest of Mount Vernon and 1.5 miles west of Interstate 5. From Mount Vernon, drive south on Dike Rd. About ½ mile south of Hickcox Rd there is a Skagit County Dike District pullout, with room for 1 vehicle, on the west side along the dike. Further south at the intersection of Dike Rd. and Stackpole Rd. there is a larger parking pullout with room for multiple vehicles.

Property Info

  • Type: Trust-Owned
  • Location: Mount Vernon, WA
  • Acreage: 9.62 acres
  • Date Added: 2020
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