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 »
Fall Artists-in-Residence at Work in Park
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7302
Artist Presentation: Ian Campbell, Newhalem Artist-in-ResidenceOctober 6, 7:00 p.m.Upper Skagit Library, Concrete - Free
North Cascades National Park is currently hosting resident artists in two different locations. The purpose of these residencies is to provide visitors, community members, and park staff opportunities to explore the meanings and significance of the park, its resources, and its people through art.
North Cascades National Park's Newhalem Artist-in-Residence, Ian Campbell, is trained as a landscape architect and designer, and utilizes technological tools to inspire new perspectives. Using a laser optical process, photography, drawings and sculpture, Ian's residency will seek to show how technology can create more meaningful and lasting connections between people and place in the North Cascades. Learn more about Ian's artistic process and his first impressions of the North Cascades during a free public presentation at the Upper Skagit Library in Concrete this Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Painter and art educator Earnest Ward has returned for the second time as North Cascades National Park's Stehekin Artist-in-Residence. It is unusual for an artist to complete more than one residency at the park, but Earnest is seeking to experience Stehekin's flora, fauna, history, and way of life this fall as a complement to his previous spring residency. Accompanying Earnest are his children: Evan, age 14, and Gwyneth, age 12 - both of whom are also serving as resident artists. Evan will give concerts playing Irish fiddle tunes and Gwyneth will teach journaling classes for kids using pencil, watercolor, and colored pencils.
Works from many previous Artists-in-Residence are on display at the North Cascades Visitor Center near Newhalem and the Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin. Additional information about the park's Artist-in-Residence Program is available at http://www.nps.gov/noca/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm.
Did You Know?
North Cascades NPSC has over 300 glaciers, more than any other park in the lower 48 states. More than half the glaciers in the 48 states are concentrated in this mountainous wilderness region called the North Cascades.