The North Cascades Business Association and Visitor Center serves the communities of Rockport, State Route 530 and the Sauk Valley, Marblemount, Newhalem and Diablo, located on State Highway Route 20 in north central Washington State. Please explore all the links in the navigation column to the left to see what we can offer you as a visitor or potential future resident.
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Marshall Cooper
Buffalo Run LLC.
PO Box 133
Marblemount, WA 98267-0175
360-873-2103 or 360-708-8782

Open to welcome you and provide information about thecommunities of Rockport, Marblemount, Newhalem, Diablo and other parts of Washington State and southern British Columbia.

A Little Bit About Our Area

Here you can marvel at the rugged beauty of craggy peaks, crashing waterfalls, incredible blue-green lakes and clear rushing streams. The area offers friendly services and opportunities to rest and enjoy recreational activities in a lovely, natural setting.

The Skagit River has a Wild and Scenic designation and is a popular river for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Hikers and climbers visit the area for some of the best back-country alpine experiences afforded in the lower 48 states. A special winter activity is bald eagle watching, at it's height in January. For the shutterbug, the photographic opportunities are endless - Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn.

If you find your relaxation in fishing, this is the place to give it a try. The Skagit, Cascade and Sauk Rivers has populations of steelhead, salmon and trout. Check with the locals for licenses and current conditions. There are boat launches in Marblemount, Rockport, and the Sauk valley as well as on the lakes of Ross, Diable and Gorge behind the dams.

Loop The Loops

For visitors driving the Cascade Loop in Washington, or the International Loop through British Columbia and Washington State, the communities of Rockport and Marblemount provide the last commercial services for those leaving the Puget Sound area and heading east over the mountains, and the first services for those traveling west from the "dry side" of Washington.

Here there are no malls or chain stores, but we do have groceries, gas and local artisans with a selection of products. You will also find cozy accommodations and a variety of restaurants to savor a meal. And in the surrounding area, enough reasons to stay a while and spend a day or two enjoying what nature has to offer.