• 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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  • Notice of Planned Work and Road Closure- Cascade River Road (Beginning Sept. 8, 2014)

    The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. 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 »

  • Closure of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. The following USFS trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain 1, Little Bridge, and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek, South Creek, Twisp Pass, Reynolds Creek. 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?

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.