• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • Diablo Lake To Be Drawn Down Three Feet in Early Oct., Trailer-Launched Boats Affected

    Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 1-15. During the drawdown, boats with trailers will not be able to launch or take boats off the water. Hand-launched vessels will still be able to launch. More »

  • Cascade River Road will be open as normal through fall/winter 2014

    Cascade River Rd. will be open in 2014 until snow conditions make it impassable to vehicles, as normal. The road closure that was planned to begin September 8 has been postponed beyond 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances. More »

  • Lone Mountain Fire - National Park Service Trail Closures

    The Lone Mountain Fire in North Cascades National Park is approximately 5 mi NW of Stehekin in the Boulder Creek drainage. Boulder Creek Trail is closed. More »

For Kids

A family enjoys the scenery at Colonial Creek Campground Photo courtesy of David Snyder for the NPS
A family enjoys the scenery at Colonial Creek Campground
Photo courtesy of David Snyder for the NPS

Free Electronic Field Trip with Host Jeff Corwin
Register online to watch a live one-hour educational broadcast about climate change with Jeff Corwin, NPS rangers, and local students as your hosts. Watch the broadcast online or on your local PBS station on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 7am or 10am (PST). To learn more about climate change, play games, and download lesson plans, visit www.northcascadeseft.org

Junior Ranger Program
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.

Scout Ranger Program
Explore the national parks; learn about the National Park Service mission; help protect the nation’s natural, cultural, and historic resources in the NPS Scout Ranger Program. Scout Rangers assist North Cascades National Park with a variety of long-term or short-term projects to improve and ensure protections of our park resources and facilities.

If you are interested in bringing a group to North Cascades National Park, please e-mail or fax the completed project request form and group roster form to Michael Brondi, Volunteer Coordinator.

For Kids
A new student brochure is now available on line. This will give you lots of fun facts and information for doing a great report about one of your wildest, steepest and most spectacular National Parks: North Cascades.

Also, check out the website link below for the new North Cascades Homeward Bound science adventures.
(Homeward Bound Science Adventures)


Did You Know?

Long horned beetle

There are more insects in the Park than any other group of animals; in fact, 95% of all animal species on earth are insects. Take your time to explore the breathtaking world of butterflies, beetles, and bugs. More...