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Seattle Backcountry | Snohomish County, WA

Seattle Backcountry begins 12 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands or Olympic Peninsula in Snohomish County and is ideally situated for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest.

Ferry

Washington State Ferries serve 10 different routes, from Pt. Defiance Park near Tacoma in the southern portion of Puget Sound, north to the San Juan Islands and Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. Snohomish County has two ferry terminals. One located in Mukilteo servicing access to Whidbey Island, the second in Edmonds servicing access to Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Schedule your crossing for non-commuter hours whenever possible to make your experience as stress free and relaxing as possible. In general you'll find ferries are busiest with pleasure traffic westbound on Friday afternoons and evenings, and returning eastbound on Sunday afternoons and evenings.

For questions, call Washington State Ferry Information at (425) 464-6400 or 1-800-84-FERRY within Washington State. Operator assistance is available from 6 am - 8 pm, seven days a week.