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 »
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.