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 »
A Survey of Bat Species Composition, Distribution and Relative Abundance North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Washington
North Cascades National Park Service Complex, comprising North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, was established in October, 1968 and is located in northwestern Washington. North Cascades National Park was established to preserve certain majestic mountain scenery, snow fields, glaciers, alpine meadows, and other unique natural features in the North Cascades mountains for the benefit, use, and inspiration of present and future generations. Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas were established to provide for outdoor recreation use and enjoyment and to conserve scenic, scientific, historic, and other values contributing to public enjoyment of these lands and waters. The National Park Service disseminates results of biological, physical, or social science research through the Natural Resources Technical Report Series. Natural resources inventories and monitoring activities, scientific literature reviews, bibliographies, and proceedings of technical workshops or conferences are also disseminated through this series. Documents in this series usually contain information of a preliminary nature and are prepared primarily for internal use within the National Park Service. This information is not intended for use in open literature. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the National Park Service. Copies are available from the following: Denver Service Center (303) 969-2130 Technical Information Center P.O. Box 25287 Denver, Colorado 80225-0287
Did You Know?
The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.