• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

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North Cascades Visitor Center closed until early March

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Date: February 8, 2008
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.

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