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 »
Snotel communications scoping
Public Comments Sought for Park Monitoring Stations
The National Park Service is seeking public comments for a proposal to upgrade and expand its network of climate and hydro-meteorological monitoring stations within North Cascades National Park. The purpose of this proposed action is to expand the existing monitoring network to gather better information on weather, climate and precipitation. This action is needed to improve monitoring and management of natural resources, enhance the efficiency of hydropower power production and enable better forecasting of flood events in the Skagit River watershed.
Complete details, including how to submit comments, are contained in the attached pdf document.
Did You Know?
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.