• 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 April 19-27, 2008

Group of volunteers pose for picture
Volunteers pause for a photo break

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Date: April 9, 2008
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7302

North Cascades National Park Service Complex celebrates National Park Week with an invitation to explore, learn, and care for your national park through special programs as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the park’s establishment. Experience the natural splendor of the North Cascades, meet interesting people, and contribute to the well-being of the park through these opportunities that blend recreation, education, and restoration.

“Volunteering in your park is a great way to celebrate the week,” said Chip Jenkins, Superintendent North Cascades National Park Service Complex. “And, we also have many other volunteer opportunities throughout the summer.”

Tuesday, April 22: Celebrate Earth Day with a Trail Work Day. Help get trails around Newhalem Creek Campground ready to go for the season. Meet at the entrance to Newhalem Creek Campground at 9:00 a.m. Please bring water, lunch, and a pair of work gloves. Carpool available from Sedro-Woolley by calling Joyce Brown at 360-854-7301.

Thursday, April 24: Spruce up the highway through the park on State Route 20 Litter Pickup Day. Meet at the National Park Service compound on Ranger Station Road in Marblemount at 8:30 a.m. Please bring water, lunch, and a pair of work gloves. Carpool available from Sedro-Woolley by calling Joyce Brown at 360-854-7301.

Saturday, April 26: Assist with park restoration projects on Native Plant Nursery Day. Help park greenhouse staff with native trees, shrubs, and grasses grown for revegetation and restoration projects. Meet at the Native Plant Nursery on Ranger Station Road in Marblemount at 9:00 a.m. Bring lunch or a potluck offering, sturdy shoes, and gloves.

For more details on these and other volunteer opportunities in the park, click here.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Stephen Mather Wilderness comprises 93% of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. About 400 miles of trail provide access to this rugged Wilderness.