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 »
USFS Access Road and Trail Closures
The following USFS trails providing backcountry access to the park service complex are closed due to Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: Twisp Pass, South Creek, Reynolds Creek, War Creek, Summit. The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. More »
North Cascades Wildfire Update
Contact: Kerry Olson, 360 854-7302
Following the extensive storm activity the past 72 hours, two small active wildfires have been observed and are being suppressed.
The Pyramid Fire is south and above Pyramid Lake in North Cascades National Park. The fire is less than one acre in size and burning in mixed live and beetle killed conifer trees. Smoke jumpers were dispatched and are suppressing this fire due to proximity to Diablo Dam, HWY 20 and Colonial Campground.
The Moon Fire is about nine miles northwest of Stehekin in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. The fire is less than one acre in size and burning primarily in beetle killed conifer trees in the Moon Creek drainage. North Cascades National Park Fire Fighters are on scene suppressing this fire due to its proximity to the Upper Stehekin Valley.
In the northern region of the park, the Luna Pilot Fire has burned less than one acre. The fire is on the northeast flank of Luna Peak and just up from Luna Creek showing very little activity.
The Panther Creek Fire has continued to burn down to and along Panther Creek to the west – away from HWY 20. The fire is now estimated to be 215 acres in size. Most of the burning has occurred at the base of the fire near and along Panther Creek. Fire managers continue to manage this fire with anticipated actions if or when the fire reaches specified parameters.
The Panther Creek Trail is closed from the trailhead on Highway 20 to Fourth of July Pass until further notice.
Highway 20 is open. Park visitor facilities have not been affected.
For current fire information, contact the North Cascades Visitor Center in Newhalem (206-386-4495), the Wilderness Information Center (360-854-7245) in Marblemount or visit www.nps.gov/noca/parknews/
To learn more about wildland fire in the National Park System go to: www.nps.gov/fire/fire/fir_wildland.cfm
For Wildland fire updates on wildfires throughout the national visit: www.nifc.govor www.inciweb.org
Did You Know?
In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.