Turn off I-5 at Burlington and drive east on Highway 20, 65 miles, turn on Diablo Dam Road between milepost 127 and 128. (or from Winthrop, drive west on Highway 20, 68 miles). Cross Diablo Dam, turn right and park nearby at the Ross Lake Resort parking lot. Board the boat which departs at 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, and takes you to the end of Diablo Lake. You'll be met by our truck there to take you from Diablo Lake to Ross Lake (around the Ross Dam).



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Seattle City Light Boat - $20.00 round trip fare per person
Resort Truck - $8.00 round trip fare per person







Park your car on HWY 20 at milepost 134 (the Ross Lake/Dam trailhead) and hike 1 mile down the trail. At the end of the trail turn right onto the gravel road. Follow the road down to the lake (you will see the Resort across the lake), and call us from the phone (dial 18-31974) on the last power pole by the side of the road.

$2.00 per person for a quick boat ride across the lake to the resort for people staying in the cabins or renting boats.



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