• 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 »

8-25-06 Flick Creek Fire Trail and Camp Closures

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Date: August 25, 2006
Contact: Kerry Olsen, 360 856-5700 ext. 340, ext 13

The Flick Creek Fire, which started on July 26, 2006, continues to burn in the Flick Creek, Fourmile Creek, Hazard Creek, and Purple Creek drainages near the community of Stehekin. As a precaution, Juanita Lake Camp and the Boulder Creek Trail, from its intersection with the Rainbow Loop Trail to its intersection with the War Creek Trail (#408) in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, have been closed. The following trails and camp are also still closed: War Creek Trail (#408) from the War Creek Trailhead to its intersection with the Summit Trail (#1259) Lakeshore Trail (#1247) from Stehekin to its intersection with the Fish Creek Trail (#1248) – just north of Moore Point Campground. Purple Creek Trail from Stehekin to its intersection with the Summit Trail (#1259) – just west of War Creek Pass. Summit Trail (#1259) from its intersection with the Purple Creek Trail to its intersection with the Fish Creek Trail (#1248). Flick Creek Camp All visitor services in Stehekin are open. Visitors to the area will view smoke, fire fighters and fire suppression aircraft managing the fire.

Did You Know?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.