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. 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.
Second Weaver Point Dock removed for the Season
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7303
Both docks at Weaver Point Camp at the head of Lake Chelan near Stehekin have been removed for the season due to low lake levels. The first dock was taken out in mid-September. Since the 2003 flood, the Stehekin River has cut a new path near the Weaver Point docks, resulting in significant damage to the pilings that hold them in place. The 2006 flood also caused extensive damage to the docks.
These docks are normally inaccessible in the winter months due to low lake levels. The National Park Service is removing the docks again this winter to avoid further damage from the river as the lake level recedes and plans to replace them in the spring when the lake reaches an appropriate depth.
Weaver Point Campground is still open and accessible to hikers. However, due to freezing temperatures, the water system at the camp has been drained for the winter. Pit toilets are available. Please pack out all garbage.
The Stehekin Landing marina (accessible all year) and the Purple Point docks by Purple Point Campground remain available to boaters. Boat-in camping is also still available at Flick Creek Camp and Manly Wham camps within the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
For additional information and trip planning assistance, please contact the Golden West Visitor Center at 360-854-7365 x.14. The center is open daily 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through October.
Did You Know?
Stephen Mather Wilderness comprises 93% of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. About 400 miles of trail provide access to this rugged Wilderness.