"Located in Heather Meadows, this picnic area provides views of mountains, sub-alpine vegetation and occasional wildlife. Parking is abundant and includes spaces for large busses and RVs. The Heather Meadows Visitor Center and hiking trails for all abilities can be accessed from the picnic area."
A 3 hour trip from Seattle, it's only a few miles south of the Canadian Border, about a 38 mile ride thru the woods from Welcome, WA., with a few twists near the top. See the map.