Even when it is the dry season this is another eden tucked away behind the face of a mountain peak situated in the basin below arnold peak! Says Mark Ballinger
If you have a thing about the outdoors you'll have a thing about it here in the Northern Cascade Range. Places like Conconully State Park are delightful to go to. Go for a hike on the Deer Park Trail. You'll need more than a day to discover everything Smith Lake has to offer, you can camp at Middle
Fork Horse Camp. Now, you may feel that's loads but there's even more enjoyable stuff to do here at Smith Lake. There is a tremendous hiking trail near Smith Lake called the Long Draw Trail, and Arnold Peak is clearly visible from Smith Lake.