• 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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  • 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 »

The North Cascades are Calling: Celebrate National Park Week

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Date: April 16, 2009
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7302
Contact: Mike Brondi, 360-854-7275

North Cascades National Park Complex celebrates National Park Week with an invitation to explore, learn, and care for your national park through stewardship programs. Experience the natural splendor of the North Cascades, meet interesting people, and contribute to the well being of the park next week and throughout the summer with opportunities that blend recreation, education, and restoration. "Caring for your park is a great way to celebrate National Park Week,” said Chip Jenkins, Superintendent North Cascades National Park Complex. “And, we also have many other stewardship opportunities for you throughout the summer.”

April 21: North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) Litter Pickup
Mosey along the scenic highway through the park and pick up litter before the summer crowds begin whizzing by. Enjoy camaraderie, tranquility, scenery, and wildlife.
Call Joyce Brown at 360-854-7301 to join the carpool and meet at 8:00. at the Park and Forest Information Center in Sedro-Woolley.

April 22 (Earth Day):
Newhalem Creek Campground Spring Cleaning
Celebrate Earth Day by helping to prepare the NewhalemCreek Campground for the busy season ahead. Landscape with native plants, maintain campsites, and improve trails.
Call Joyce Brown at 360-854-7301 to join the carpool and meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Park and Forest Information Center in Sedro-Woolley or meet at the Newhalem Creek Campground at 9:00 a.m. Please bring a potluck item to share at lunch.

May 1-3: Hands to Work –
Learning Center Stewardship Weekend

Join park and North Cascades Institute staff
tending to the native flora and the habitat surrounding the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. There will be projects for all
abilities and interests, from thinning, weeding, and trail maintenance to cataloging projects
in the Wild Ginger Library. Your hard work will be rewarded when our talented kitchen crew serves up delicious, meals using locally grown food, and local experts share evening presentations and campfire discussions. $40
per person (includes two nights lodging and six meals). Register at www.ncascades.org or by calling 360-856-5700 x.209.

Did You Know?

Long horned beetle

There are more insects in the Park than any other group of animals; in fact, 95% of all animal species on earth are insects. Take your time to explore the breathtaking world of butterflies, beetles, and bugs. More...