• 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 »


Ross Lake NRA General Management Plan Image Credit: NPS/NOCA/Michael Liang
Public discussion of Ross Lake NRA General Management Plan
Image Credit: NPS/NOCA/Michael Liang

Established by Congress in 1968, North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area are together managed as the North Cascades National Park Complex.

In this section, you will find information and documents related to the management of North Cascades National Park Complex.

  • Laws & Policies: Find links to the enabling legislation and current regulations for the park complex, as well as information on the laws and policies that govern the National Park Service.
  • Your Dollars at Work: Learn about how park improvements are funded by recreation fees.
  • Park Planning: Learn about current plans that guide decision making and actions within the park complex and get information on current planning efforts.
  • Fire Management: Learn about fire management in the park complex and how the North Cascades implements national fire policy.
  • Jobs: Join a diverse workforce committed to preserving unimpaired natural and cultural resources and values for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Stephen Mather Wilderness comprises 93% of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. About 400 miles of trail provide access to this rugged Wilderness.