State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam
After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »
Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues
A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »
Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014
Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. More »
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?
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.