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 »
8-25-06 Flick Creek Fire Trail and Camp Closures
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?
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.