• 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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  • Highway 20 Will Be Closed East of the Park For Culvert Repairs On Oct 21 & 22.

    Highway 20 will be completely closed between mileposts 147 & 157 (Granite Creek to Rainy Pass) from 6 a.m. Oct. 21 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22. The Easy Pass trailhead will be inaccessible during this time. More »

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

    Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 8-17. 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 »


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?

North Cascades National Park Service Complex includes 684,000 acres near the crest of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border south to Lake Chelan.