Cascade River Road will be open as normal through fall/winter 2014
Cascade River Rd. will be open in 2014 until snow conditions make it impassable to vehicles, as normal. The road closure that was planned to begin September 8 has been postponed beyond 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances. More »
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 »
Re-opening of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex
The area closure of the Twisp River Road and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to wildfires has been lifted as of August 19, 2014. More »
Park Campgrounds benefit from Paving Projects
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 854-7302
The Goodell Creek Campground will be closed June 16 through July 2 to accommodate paving projects to address cracking and slumping within the asphalt road and parking areas. During this time, deteriorated asphalt will be removed and contractors will lay new asphalt. Access to the Goodell Creek raft launch and picnic shelter will be maintained but the toilets will not be accessible. Nearby Newhalem Creek Campground is open and available as an alternative. Reservations are available for sites in one loop of the Newhalem Creek Campground and can be obtained at www.recreation.gov. Sites in the other two loops of the Newhalem Creek Campground are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The North Loop of the Colonial Creek Campground is currently closed to accommodate paving projects. This work is highly weather-dependent, but is estimated to be completed – and the North Loop is estimated to reopen – during the week of June 23. After the North Loop reopens, the South Loop of the Colonial Creek Campground, the main parking area, and the boat launch will experience temporary closures to accommodate paving projects. These temporary closures are planned for the week of June 23, but the scheduling of this work is also highly weather-dependent.
Sites in the Colonial Creek Campground are available on a first-come-first-served basis. More information on car camping in the park is available at www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/car-camping.htm.
Did You Know?
The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.