• 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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  • Ross Dam Haul Road Repair (2014)

    A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake trail suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to ongoing repair and rehab work on a portion originally damaged during a March 2010 landslide. More »

  • Notice of Planned Work - Cascade River Road (Fall 2014)

    The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. More »

Park Fun

Park Ranger explores nature and trees along the River Loop trail with families.

Park Ranger explores nature and trees along the River Loop trail with families.

Cindy Bjorklund/NPS

Summer family programs take place at the North Cascades Visitor Center (State Route 20 milepost 120), the Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin near the head of Lake Chelan, and at Hozomeen near the north end of Ross Lake.

Summer hikes and canoe trips at the new North Cascades Environmental Learning Center are offered in cooperation with the North Cascades Institute.

Family Fun Packs are available for loan at the Visitor Centers and make a great complement to the Junior Ranger Program for independent exploration. Ask for information about Nature's Recyclers and other kid friendly fun while visiting the park.

Did You Know?

lupine is a common flower in dry sunny areas

In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.