• 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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  • Notice of Planned Work and Road Closure- Cascade River Road (Beginning Sept. 8, 2014)

    The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. 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 »

  • Closure of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. The following USFS trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain 1, Little Bridge, and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek, South Creek, Twisp Pass, Reynolds Creek. More »

Park Featured on ABCs Good Morning America

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Date: May 3, 2007
Contact: Charles_Beall@nps.gov

Residents of the Pacific Northwest may recognize North Cascades National Park as a jewel of the National Park system. Majestic mountains, alpine meadows, scenic lakes, and lush forests have enticed generations of visitors to engage in a variety of recreational and educational opportunities since its designation in 1968. However, the park and its significance may not be as widely known beyond the region. ABC’s Good Morning America has chosen to feature the park as a "Hidden Wonder" this Sunday, May 6. The three minute segment will highlight the park’s diverse landscapes and explore the significance of this special place through interviews with park staff. The program airs in the Seattle area on KOMO-TV at 7:00 a.m.

Did You Know?

lupine is a common flower in dry sunny areas

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.