• 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 »


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?

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.