• 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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  • Diablo Lake To Be Drawn Down Three Feet in Early Oct., Trailer-Launched Boats Affected

    Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 1-15. During the drawdown, boats with trailers will not be able to launch or take boats off the water. Hand-launched vessels will still be able to launch. More »

  • 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 »

Stehekin Winter Ferry Landing Improvement Project

Ferry Landing in Stehekin
 
Drving new piles for winter ferry landing

Drving new piles for winter ferry landing

NPS photo

The purpose of this project is to provide universal access at the Stehekin Ferry Landing for all passengers traveling via the commercial ferry system. This will enhance passenger safety and experience by improving accessibility to and from the ferries.

The need for this project was first identified in the 1995 General Management Plan for Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and will comply with the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines and National Park Service directives which state that park transportation systems shall be “universally designed” to provide the highest levels of accessibility for mobility impaired persons.

The National Park Service has completed an Environmental Assessment of the project and will install a universally accessible fixed walkway along the western bulkhead of the existing boat launch/winter Ferry Landing. Construction is underway and should be completed by June 2011.

For more details, download a copy of the Finding of No Significant Impact and the Environmental Assessment.

Follow construction photos on the park's flickr page.

Did You Know?

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.