• 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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  • 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 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?

Cascading stream

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.