"The North Cascades are Calling!"

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth's changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

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Girl poses in front of a tent during a Seattle Parks & Recreation Event Photo: NPS/©David Snyder

Camping in the North Cascades

Summer beckons. Check campground statuses and plan to stay awhile among the peaks.

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Black bear near Rainbow Loop - NPS/Bender

Bear Monitoring

Have you seen a bear in the North Cascades? Download and complete a bear observation form at this link to help park scientists monitor these animals.

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Relaxing at Stehekin. ©Nancy Gall


The Stehekin Valley has long served as a passageway for travelers, linking Washington’s interior wilderness to the rugged Cascade Mountains.

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Taking ice samples as part of the Glacier Monitoring Program

Glacier monitoring program

Scientists monitor the more than 300 glaciers within the park to understand the effects of climate change on them and the North Cascades ecosystem.

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Grizzly bear track found in the park.

Grizzly Bear EIS

The EIS process is underway to discuss potential environmental impacts of restoring a self-sustaining grizzly bear population.

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Join the conversation on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter. Meet us where you are, and where you expect us to be.

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Michael Brondi and Volunteers. Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA Staff

Calling for... you!

For over forty years, park staff, partners, and visitors have cared for this national park. How can you help steward this spectacular landscape?

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