Cascade River Road will be open as normal through fall/winter 2014
Cascade River Rd. will be open in 2014 until snow conditions make it impassable to vehicles, as normal. The road closure that was planned to begin September 8 has been postponed beyond 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances. More »
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 »
Re-opening of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex
The area closure of the Twisp River Road and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to wildfires has been lifted as of August 19, 2014. More »
Invitation to Participate in Next Phase of Planning for Ross Lake NRA
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7302
The public is invited to a meeting and open house to hear the preliminary ideas for future management of Ross Lake National Recreation Area, to share thoughts and concerns, and to talk with the planning team.
Workshops will be held:
Monday, February 25*
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 4
Wednesday, March 5
*Location subject to change. If so, a National Park Service representative will be at the Senior Center to direct attendees to the alternate Concrete location.
A full range of visions and ideas for how Ross Lake National Recreation Area’s resources, programs, recreational activities, and facilities could be managed in the future have been developed. These visions and ideas are outlined in preliminary alternatives and management zones which address the Recreation Area’s purpose, resource and visitor use issues, legal mandates, and the public comments received to date.
This is an important step to creating a General Management Plan that will guide the development and management of Ross Lake National Recreation Area over the next 15 to 20 years. The Plan is intended to be a useful long-term decision-making tool, providing park managers with a logical and trackable rationale for decisions about the protection, development, and public use of the Recreation Area and its resources.
The public is encouraged to visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/rola to view the draft alternatives and management zones, to read planning newsletters, submit comments, and to sign up for the General Management Plan mailing list.
The formal public comment period ends on March 21, 2008.
Note to Editors: Photos and maps are available. Please call Amanda Schramm at (206) 220-4257 or e-mail with your request.
Did You Know?
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...