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 »
Colonial Creek Campground water system damaged
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 854-7302
Damaged Water Tank Affects Colonial Creek Campground
The winter’s heavy snow has damaged the 54,000 gallon water tank at Colonial Creek Campground, leaving the campground without water for an indefinite period of time. The roof of the glass-lined tank caved in and the walls buckled, making it impossible to fill the tank and provide water for drinking, cooking, or the restrooms.
The campground will open on Friday, May 23 as scheduled and portable toilets and trash receptacles will be available, but the lack of water will require the closure of the campground at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 until a replacement water supply can be put into place. Campers planning to use Colonial Creek Campground between May 23 and May 27 will need to bring their own water.
Alternatives to the Colonial Creek Campground within the national park include the Newhalem Creek Campground and Goodell Creek Campground. Other Forest Service and private campgrounds are also available along Highway 20. Visit www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/car-camping.htm for more information.
Did You Know?
Anyone can become a North Cascades Junior Ranger! Pick up one of the four FREE activity booklets at any of the visitor or information centers. Complete the activities and earn your official junior ranger badge! Download the booklet here. More...