State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam
After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »
Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues
A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »
Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014
Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. More »
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?
North Cascades NPSC has over 300 glaciers, more than any other park in the lower 48 states. More than half the glaciers in the 48 states are concentrated in this mountainous wilderness region called the North Cascades.