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

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • Lone Mountain Fire - 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 and War Creek Trails are closed. Rainbow Loop Trail is in-use as a staging area and closed to public use. More »

  • USFS closes Easy Pass Trail from State Route 20

    Due to fire activity near the trail, the US Forest Service has closed the Easy Pass trail and trailhead on State Route 20. This area has been receiving precipitation. The highway remains open.

Open Campfires Restricted in Parts Of The North Cascades National Park Service Complex

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Date: August 9, 2006

The National Park Service is restricting open campfires in portions of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and adjacent North Cascades National Park. Effective Friday, August 11, campfires are banned in all campgrounds and picnic areas (as follows) in the Stehekin Valley and along the NPS-managed portion of the Lake Chelan shore:

Basin Creek
Cottonwood
Flat Creek
Park Creek
Bridge Creek
Shady
Dolly Varden
Tumwater
High Bridge
Harlequin
Bullion
Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Falls
Purple Point Campground, overflow & picnic area
Weaver Point
Manly Wham
Flick Creek

This restriction means that no campfires (using wood, briquettes, or any other fuel; in the fire pits provided or in any kind of fire pan or barbecue grill or other device) are permitted until further notice. This closure parallels a widespread ban on campfires in the lower portion of Lake Chelan in the Wenatchee National Forest.

In the remainder of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park, and Ross Lake National Recreation Area, open fires are permitted as usual: in established fire pits in both designated campgrounds in the frontcountry and designated campsites in the backcountry. Open fires are not permitted in other areas. Visitors are urged to exercise great caution with all fire. Do not burn toilet paper. Do not discard cigarettes.

Did You Know?

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.