• 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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  • 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 »

  • Re-opening of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The area closure of the Twisp River Road and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to wildfires has been lifted as of August 19, 2014. 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?

North Cascades is now on Flickr!

North Cascades National Park is uploading its digital image library to Flickr! Be inspired, download your favorite images, or even add your own vacation photographs to the group pool: Friends of the North Cascades. More...