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Artist Point

Artist Point
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View of Mount Shuksan from the Artist Point parking lot.

Aug. 25, 2016
Status: OPEN

  • The final 2.7 miles of SR 542, the road to Artist Point, is open for the summer. The road opened June. 23.
  • Monday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Sept. 1: SR 542 near the Silver Fir campground west of the Mount Baker Ski Area will be closed daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for paving. Travelers will be able to get to Artist Point before 8:30 a.m., but will not be able to leave until after 4 p.m. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
  • This section of highway closes with the first significant fall snowfall, usually in late September or early October. 

Artist Point is located at the very end of Mount Baker Highway, State Route 542 and boasts 360-degree views of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker, as well as access to a variety of trails.

The road to Artist Point, 2.7 miles long (milepost 54.55 to 57.26) and more than 5,000 feet above sea level, is typically buried under snow and closed October through June.

The road to Artist Point typically opens in July and remains open until the first substantial snowfall of the year, which usually comes in late September or early October.


Trail and hiking information
Mt. Baker Ranger District Office
360-856-5700 ext 515
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Glacier Public Service Center
Glacier, WA 98244 

Road-related questions
WSDOT communications
Marqise Allen
206-440-4699 (No trail or hiking information available at this number.)
15700 Dayton Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133