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 »
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?
North Cascades NPSC has over 300 glaciers, more than any other park in the lower 48 states. More than half the glaciers in the 48 states are concentrated in this mountainous wilderness region called the North Cascades.