Interstate 5 Bridge Collapse Detour
I-5 is closed in both directions in Skagit County south of Burlington. WSDOT has published the following detour map. Also consider State Route 530 through Darrington from the south or State Route 9 from Bellingham and the Lower Mainland to reach the park. More »
Be a Junior Ranger
A dynamic new Junior Ranger Program is now available for kids and families visiting their national park. Four age-appropriate booklets introduce the unique natural and cultural history of the North Cascades through a series of fun activities and are organized around a specific theme to build connections and knowledge of this national park.
Each booklet also has a "totem animal" that helps guide kids and families through the activities and offers instruction, hints and ways they can explore the North Cascades. Download the activity booklets for the Pacific Treefrog (ages 3-5), Black Bear (5-8), Raven (8-11), and the Mountain Goat (12+).
Future Junior Rangers can earn free badges, patches and certificates at any of the six visitor information centers in North Cascades National Park Complex.
Become a Web Ranger
Print your Junior Ranger Booklet (PDF 44 kb), and research your answers to become a North Cascades National Park Web Ranger and earn your certificate.
To research and complete your questions, some places you might want to look for information are:
· Your Public Library
Did You Know?
Stephen Mather Wilderness comprises 93% of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. About 400 miles of trail provide access to this rugged Wilderness.