Area Information
Upper Skagit River Valley information, weather, and driving directions from John's Guide Service.

The Skagit Valley is an area rich in tradition and environmental wonders. Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the valley boasts an array of recreational opportunities and a chance to experience the great outdoors -- all within driving distance of Seattle. From cozy Bed-and-Breakfasts to do-it-yourself camping sites, Skagit County has a variety of lodging choices. While in the area, take advantage of scenic hikes and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Welcome to our Area Information Page

Here are some Fast Links to a few of our most popular pages

To enjoy some of the Skagit River Valley's 150 years worth of rich history, heritage and folklore, here are two other great area websites that you'll want to visit:
Skagit River Journal
The Stump Ranch
Both sites show great pictures of the old days, when the local economy was built on logging, farming, mining and cement. There are some old fishing and hunting photos and stories and pictures of the old Seattle Northern railroad there as well.

For local area weather, driving directions, along with lodging and camping facilities that John's Guide Service endorses please use the Links provided below.

Area Weather:

Click for Rockport, Washington Forecast

NOAA National Weather Service Forecast:

For Detailed Skagit River area weather Click HERE

For another great NOAA site with precip forecasts click HERE

Area Maps and Driving Directions:

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Skagit River Area Lodging and Camping:

Links provided below are endorsed and used most frequently by guests of John's Guide Service:

Ovenells Heritage Inn

Howard Miller Steelhead Park

Olympic Peninsula Area Lodging:

Links provided below are endorsed and used most frequently by guests of John's Guide Service while guiding over in the Forks area:

Miller Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast
A Quality Northwest Operated Guide Service Offering - Guided Gear and Fly Fishing Trips for Salmon and Steelhead in Washington State - Guided Hunts in the Seattle Washington Area - Washington State North Puget Sound Area River Guides on the Skagit & Sauk as well as the Olympic Peninsula.

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