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

    North Cascades

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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 »

North Cascades Visitor Center Open

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Date: February 28, 2008
Contact: Charles Beall, (360) 854-7302

North Cascades Visitor Center Open

The North Cascades National Park Visitor Center near Newhalem (State Route 20, milepost 120) will reopen this coming weekend, March 1-2, and remain open Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through May 4. Beginning May 5, the Visitor Center will be open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"We thank the employees of Seattle City Light for their hard work to fix the water system and enable the Visitor Center to reopen as soon as possible," said Park Superintendent Chip Jenkins. The Visitor Center was closed during February due to a break in the main water line that shut down all water resources to the Visitor Center, including restroom facilities and fire protection capabilities. Repairs were hampered by treacherous conditions caused by several feet of snow.

Visitors are invited to talk with the friendly and knowledgeable park rangers at the Visitor Center, experience the educational exhibits and theater programs, and explore the network of snow-covered short trails available in the area. Scenic drivers are also invited to continue east from the Visitor Center and admire 14 miles of the park’s majestic mountain scenery to where State Route 20 remains closed for the winter at milepost 134.

For additional park information, you can also call  (360) 854-7200.

For information on State Route 20 road conditions, please visit the Department of Transportation's updated highway information.  

Did You Know?

Junior Ranger Totem: Raven

Anyone can become a North Cascades Junior Ranger! Pick up one of the four FREE activity booklets at any of the visitor or information centers. Complete the activities and earn your official junior ranger badge! Download the booklet here. More...