• 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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  • State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam

    After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »

  • Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues

    A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »

  • Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014

    Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. 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?

Cascading stream

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.