The scenic beauty of the Sultan area is unsurpassed with breath-taking views of the Cascades and rivers.
Sultan was originally platted as a logging community and named after a local Indian Chief "Sultan John" who was the leader of the tribe of Indians who lived along the banks of the Skykomish River. White settlers were unable to pronounce his real name, Tseultd, so they renamed him Sultan and added John for good measure.
While the Sultan area has its roots in logging, mining and farming, today Sultan is known for its excellent salmon and steelhead fishing, hiking, camping and river rafting. Just 16 miles from Sultan, you will find Spada Lake, a huge reservoir that is the principal source of drinking water for two-thirds of Snohomish County. Call the Public Utility District at 1-800-562-9142 (ext 8668) or (425) 783-8668 for tours of the powerplant facility. You can hike, picnic, fish, and boat in the Sultan Basin area.
Osprey Park: In fall of 2007, nearly 20,000 pink salmon fought their way up the Sultan River to spawn. This park offers front row seats to this amazing struggle, which occurs every two years. Leash your dogs, or be ready to have one stinky ride home. Located at 1st and High Street.
Stroll through town and enjoy fresh pastries, antiques, gift shops and more.
Visitors will also enjoy the annual Sultan Summer Shindig in July and the Music in the Park entertainment series.