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 »
2011 National Park Week
Contact: Cindy Bjorklund, 360-854-7303
North Cascades National Park Complex invites you to celebrate National Park Week by getting outside, being active, and helping to care for your park. Two family-friendly volunteer opportunities take place soon.
Tuesday, April 19: North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) Litter Pickup Day
Mosey along the scenic highway through the park and pick up litter before the summer crowds begin whizzing by. Enjoy camaraderie, scenery, and wildlife. Meet at the Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount at 8:30 a.m. or call park headquarters at 360-854-7301 to join the carpool from Sedro-Woolley that meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Park and Forest Information Center. Please bring water, lunch, and a pair of work gloves.
Thursday, April 21: Newhalem Creek Campground Work Day
Help prepare the Newhalem Creek Campground for the busy season ahead. Landscape with native plants, maintain campsites, and improve trails. Meet at the Newhalem Creek Campground at 9:00 a.m. or call park headquarters at 360-854-7301 to join the carpool from Sedro-Woolley that meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Park and Forest Information Center. Please bring water, lunch, and a pair of work gloves.
"Being active with your family while caring for your park is a great way to celebrate National Park Week," said Chip Jenkins, Superintendent of North Cascades National Park Complex. "And, of course there are also many other opportunities for you and your family to explore, and have fun, in your park this summer."
For more information about what there is to do in North Cascades National Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/things2do.htm. You can also stay up-to-date with North Cascades National Park on twitter: http://twitter.com/NCascadesNPS and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NorthCascadesNationalPark.
For more information about National Park Week events throughout the nation’s 394 national parks, visit http://www.nps.gov/npweek.
Did You Know?
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.