Diablo Lake To Be Drawn Down Three Feet in Early Oct., Trailer-Launched Boats Affected
Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 1-15. During the drawdown, boats with trailers will not be able to launch or take boats off the water. Hand-launched vessels will still be able to launch. More »
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 »
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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.