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 »
Closures of USFS roads and trails that access North Cascades NP and Lake Chelan NRA
The following U.S. Forest Service trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: Twisp Pass Tr., South Creek Tr., Reynolds Creek Tr., War Creek Tr., Summit Tr. The Twisp River Rd. is closed west of Eagle Creek. More »
Cascade River Road to close at Eldorado Creek
Contact: Kerry Olson, 360 854-7365 ext 13
The Cascade River Road located in North Cascades National Park will close at the Eldorado Creek Parking Area at milepost 20 on October 1, 2007. This closure is due to the removal of six culverts along the North Fork of the Cascade River and the installation of a substantial water bar at Boston Creek.
After the November 2006 flood, the six culverts were installed to temporarily repair the road while permanent repairs were designed and approved. To comply with conditions in the Washington State Fish and Wildlife permit for the spring 2007 temporary road repairs, the culverts and additional road materials will be removed to protect spawning fish habitat and water quality. Permanent road repairs will begin next year.
The Cascade River Road provides access to Johannesburg Camp and the Cascade Pass trailhead. Visitors will still be able to access this camp and trailhead by foot, but must park their vehicles at the Eldorado Creek Parking Area approximately three miles from the trailhead. A foot bridge will be maintained over the washout area. Visitors starting trips into the Cascade Pass area prior to October 1, but not returning until after this date must park their vehicles at the Eldorado Creek Parking Area. 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
For updated trail conditions, call 360-854-7245 or visit
Did You Know?
Stephen Mather Wilderness comprises 93% of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. About 400 miles of trail provide access to this rugged Wilderness.