ACTIVITIES FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS IN THE GRANITE FALLS AREA
Granite Falls Resource Directory and Community Calendar
Jim Holm Park
210 S. Granite Avenue
Park playground equipment, basketball courts, skate park, picnic tables, large grassy area and benches.
Frank Mason Park
Ray Gray Road
Park located on Lake Gardner with dock, fishing, swimming, picnic tables and public restroom.
701 E. Galena Street
Dog park with plenty of grassy area and shade.
Jack Webb Park
115 S. Granite Avenue
Benches only and public restroom.
The closest municipal airports are Paine Field, 20 minutes away, and SeaTac International Airport, which is 75 mi. away. The closest shipping facility is the Port of Everett, 17 mi. west of Granite Falls. Granite Falls is also serviced by Community Transit, running daily to Lake Stevens and Everett with connections to Seattle and Stanwood. There is one Park & Ride facility.
Granite Falls has no hospitals, but there are two well equipped hospitals 17 miles west in Everett, and one in Arlington, which is 11 miles north. There are two medical clinics and two dental clinics in town and two pharmacies. There are two senior citizen apartment facilities along with a Senior Center. Nine miles east of Granite Falls, on the Mountain Loop Highway, is a general store and restaurant. Cultural facilities include a well maintained museum containing artifacts of the early gold mining days of Granite Falls, as well as items of historical interest from the nearby ghost town of Monte Cristo and mining town of Silverton. There is also a public library. Granite Falls has three parks, and access to the Pilchuck River and the South fork of the Stillaguamish River, as well as boat launch access to nearby Lake Bosworth and Lake Roesiger. Athletic facilities include 8 tennis courts, 6 athletic playing fields, and 8 basketball courts. There is an 18 hole golf course 8 miles west of Granite Falls.
Granite Falls Fish Ladder
On scenic Mountain Loop Highway, one mile outside of Granite Falls. A huge year-round fish ladder with walk-over grating is adjacent to the Granite Falls which are the city’s namesake.
Big Four Mountain and Ice Cave
Approximately 25 miles outside of Granite Falls on the beautiful Mountain Loop Highway. Sharp peaks reminiscent of the Grand Tetons and huge caverns formed by the melting glacier. One mile easy hike to the caves.
Monte Cristo Ghost Town
At the top of Barlow Pass on the Mountain Loop Highway, four miles off of the main highway, sits the original townsite of the old gold mining town Monte Cristo. Granite Falls experienced its main growth because of the Monte Cristo mines and the railroad that was built through Granite Falls to reach the mines. There are still numerous mine entrances evident throughout the Monte Cristo and Silverton areas.
Along the Mountain Loop Highway, there are numerous campgrounds, hiking trails both short and easy or long and steep. There are scores of lakes to hike to where the fishing is excellent. In the wintertime there is cross country skiing and sledding available. There are also lakes on the south side of town for water activities such as skiing and tubing, fishing and boating.
Granite Falls Museum
Granite Falls Historical Society
109 East Union Street
Granite Falls Public Library/
Sno-Isle Regional Library
815 East Galena Street
Granite Falls, Washington 98252
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2930 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Outdoor Recreation Information
Ranger Station (Verlot)