Little of the park was commercially logged. Commercial timber cutting began on westside, low-elevation forests in the 1860's. Rafts of logs were transported down Lake Chelan primarily for use as apple crates.
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.