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 »
North Cascades Visitor Center closed until early March
Contact: Kerry Olson, 360 854-7365
Contact: Joyce Brown, 360 854-7200
The North Cascades Visitor Center near Newhalem will continue to be closed until early March due to a failure in the water supply. A break in the main water line has shut down all water resources to North Cascades National Park’s visitor center located on the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20), including restroom facilities and fire protection capabilities. Repairs to the water line have been hampered by heavy snow and poor road conditions. The visitor center was closed last weekend to the public. Park managers are hopeful that the water system will be restored by the first weekend in March.
North Cascades Visitor Center is normally open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through the winter months.
For additional park information, call the North Cascades National Park headquarters at (360) 854-7200.
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.