• 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 »

North Cascades BioBlitz

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BioBlitz 2014

Help discover and inventory life in the North Cascades! Do science in the park! Join other volunteers and scientists to find, record, and identify species! Observe biodiversity from the Skagit River to the Cascade Crest to Lake Chelan!

The park will host events between July 12 and August 16 but visitors can submit observations to the iNaturalist project page for the whole summer. Tag and share your experiences on social media with #BioBlitz14.

Click on the following for more:

  • Events: View and register for events across the National Park Complex.
  • Profiles: Meet some of the scientists who will be working in the park this summer.
  • Learn More: Learn more about current research in the park.

Today’s observations help scientists understand tomorrow’s changes. Understanding helps the park plan for, adapt to, and manage future challenges. You can make a difference!

Did You Know?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.