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 »
Cascade River Road Closure at Eldorado Creek
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 854-7302
The Cascade River Road in North Cascades National Park will close to vehicular traffic for the season at the Eldorado Creek Parking Area (milepost 20) beginning Monday, September 15th to accommodate bridge installation and permanent road repairs in response to flood events of November, 2006. The Cascade River Road provides access to Johannesburg Camp and the Cascade Pass Trail. Visitors can still access this camp and trailhead by foot, but must park their vehicles at the Eldorado Creek Parking Area approximately three miles from the trailhead. Hikers should expect weekday delays passing through the construction zone (between mileposts 20.5 and 20.8) and must obey direction provided by construction crews to ensure their safety through the construction zone. Drivers of the Cascade River Road should be prepared to share the road with dump trucks hauling material to the construction site. Bridge installation and permanent road repairs are anticipated to be complete by December, 2008.
Hikers on the Cascade Pass Trail should be prepared for winter conditions. All overnight stays in the backcountry require a free permit, which must be obtained in person and is issued on a first come first served basis.
For additional information about the Cascade Pass Trail, call 360-854-7245 or visit http://www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/cascade-pass-trail.htm
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.