Skagit Valley

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Tulips on a farm on the Skagit River delta
View west of the Skagit River Valley at Concrete (below center)
Skagit Valley between Rockport and Concrete seen from Sauk Mountain

The Skagit Valley lies in the northwestern corner of the state of Washington, United States. Its defining feature is the Skagit River, which snakes through local communities which include the seat of Skagit County, Mount Vernon, as well as Sedro-Woolley, Concrete, Lyman-Hamilton, and Burlington.

The local newspaper is Skagit Valley Herald, published in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Between 1967 and 1983, there was a plan by Puget Sound Power and Light Co. to build two nuclear power plants in Skagit Valley, but due to controversy, these plans were shelved.[1][2]

Tulip festival[edit]

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a spring festival attended by thousands of visitors.

Skagit Valley Chorale outbreak[edit]

Skagit Valley Chorale practice on March 10, 2020, proved the Covid19 aerosol transmission importance.[3]

See also[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Tulipmania : the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival : official festival guidebook, 1989, ISBN 0-89087-584-7
  • Skagit Valley fare : a cookbook celebrating beauty and bounty in the Pacific Northwest, 1996, ISBN 0-9615580-5-9

External links[edit]

Media related to Skagit Valley at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 48°30′N 122°02′W / 48.500°N 122.033°W / 48.500; -122.033