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 »
Limited Winter Operations in Stehekin
Contact: Kerry Olson, 360 854-7365 ext.13
After a great summer season celebrating the 40th Anniversary of North Cascades National Park Service Complex, visitor services in Stehekin are beginning to wind down for the winter. Golden West Visitor Center hours will be reduced to follow the changing Lady of the Lake ferry schedule. The National Park Service concession restaurant and accommodations, Stehekin Landing Resort, will close for the winter on October 31.
Visitors are reminded to bring their own lunch and food items with them to Stehekin. Limited lunch and snacks items are available on the Lady Express. Visitors traveling by personal boat must have enough gas for the 100 mile round-trip from Chelan since the commercial gas sales at the Stehekin marina will also close for the winter on October 31. The docks at Weaver Point Campground have been removed for the season due to low lake levels and water at the campground has been turned off. Fall hikers can still camp at Weaver, but must filter their drinking water.
Beginning November 1, the Golden West Visitor Center will be open 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and will follow the boat schedule throughout the winter. National Park Service Rangers will greet ferry passengers at the landing and be available in the visitor center for information.
The reduced concession operating season is an effort to reduce expenditures. By focusing resources on the main summer and shoulder seasons, the Stehekin Landing Resort and the National Park Service are building a sustainable, economically viable long term business that provides quality visitor services. Limited food, lodging and gas services will be available starting March 1, 2009.
For further information on fall hiking, available services and future visits to Stehekin and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, visit www.nps.gov/noca or call the Golden West Visitor Center at 360-854-7365, ext 14.
Did You Know?
North Cascades National Park is uploading its digital image library to Flickr! Be inspired, download your favorite images, or even add your own vacation photographs to the group pool: Friends of the North Cascades. More...