Mount Baker National Recreation Area

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Mount Baker National Recreation Area
Black Buttes of Mount Baker.jpeg
Reflecting tarn along Park Butte Trail
Map showing the location of Mount Baker National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Mount Baker National Recreation Area
LocationWhatcom County, Washington, United States
Nearest cityConcrete, Washington
Coordinates48°47′03″N 121°45′53″W / 48.78417°N 121.76472°W / 48.78417; -121.76472Coordinates: 48°47′03″N 121°45′53″W / 48.78417°N 121.76472°W / 48.78417; -121.76472
Area8,473 acres (34.29 km2)
EstablishedJuly 3, 1984
Governing bodyUnited States Forest Service
WebsiteMount Baker National Recreation Area

Mount Baker National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located in northern Washington about 15 miles (24 km) south of the Canada–US border within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

The recreation area was established in 1984 by an act of the U.S. Congress primarily to accommodate the use of snowmobiles during the winter months on the southern slopes of Mount Baker. There are also many hiking trails in the recreation area. Mount Baker NRA is adjacent to the Mount Baker Wilderness area where snowmobiling is not permitted.

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Mount Baker reflected in tarn near Park Butte