The Bald Eagle Interpretive Center (360/853-7614, Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday noon–4 p.m.) is inside the fire hall in Rockport.
The pretty country settlement of Marblemount is surrounded by open fields and bigleaf maple trees (brilliant yellow in the fall) and is split by two rivers: the Skagit and the Cascade.
Among the bigleaf maples is quaint Wildwood Chapel, covering barely enough space for a minister and the couple to be married. The chapel was built here in 1977 and has been used for weddings and countless I-was-there photos.
The Marblemount Fish Hatchery (a mile southeast of town on Fish Hatchery Rd.) rears and releases thousands of king, silver, and chum salmon each year.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition