Mill Pond Historic Site

Mill Pond Historic Site

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Location Address


Sullivan Lake Road
Metaline Falls



 


This trailhead provides access to a loop trail system through the Mill Pond Historic Site.Highlights include a footbridge over the canyon at the former dam site, interpretive signage, and trails connecting to the Mill Pond Campground and fishing access paths to Sullivan Creek.

 


Part of Seattle City Light’s Mill Pond Project: the dam has been removed, the floodplain habitat is being restored, and the system now features a complete loop around the basin including footbridges across Sullivan Creek, and an interpretive loop in the floodplain itself.

In 2019–2020, PNTA trail crews helped complete the Sullivan Creek loop, including the construction of a puncheon bridge and several turnpikes built as work-based learning projects with students from the Curlew Job Corps.  Part of the Mill Pond system could become an integral piece of the puzzle that connects the PNT from Sullivan Lake to the town of Metaline Falls.

 


TRAILS

This trailhead provides access to several area trails. Find a trail map of the historic site here.

 


DIRECTIONS

From Metaline Falls, WA: 

  • Follow Hwy 31/ International Selkirk Loop N/Lehigh Ave north out of town for 2.1 miles.
  • Turn right on Sullivan Lake Rd.
  • Continue 3.3 miles on Sullivan Lake Rd; the driveway for the Mill Pond Historic Site (Day Use Area) will be on your right.

 


FACILITIES

Area amenities include trailhead parking, an interpretive site, picnic tables, and vault toilets

ACTIVITIES

Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Outdoor Learning and Picnicking

PASSES

No fees or passes are required for day-use visitors

RESOURCES

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