Northern State Recreation Area Might Just Be The Most Haunted Park In Washington

You don’t need to believe in ghosts to indulge in the thrill of a dark, storied corner of an old historical site, revel in the spine-tingling goosebumps formed on a visit to a quiet cemetery, or shudder with unknown dread walking through an eerie forest. All it takes is the right location, a touch of imagination, and a half-seen glimpse of something unexplainable out of the corner of one’s eye. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the Evergreen State is home to quite a few haunted places that can make a believer out of even the most hard-core of supernatural skeptics. Northern State Recreation Area near Sedro-Woolley is one historic park that definitely oozes spooky lore, and has earned a reputation as one of the most haunted spots in Washington. But you’ll have to decide for yourself if the stories are true…

You can learn more about the history of the Northern State Mental Hospital on the main recreational loop, which has informational markers. However, please do not enter the buildings. The campus is strictly off-limits to unauthorized visitors and dangerously unstable. Just be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for anything… unusual.

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Address: Northern State Recreation Area, 25625 Helmick Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, USA