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 »
State Route 20 Corridor and Ross Lake User Study Briefing and Discussion
Contact: Charles Beall, (360) 854-7302
Dr. Jane Swanson from the University of Washington will share results from the recently conducted study of State Route 20 corridor and Ross Lake users at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6th. North Cascades National Park Service Complex is hosting the presentation at its headquarters in Sedro-Woolley and is working with the Economic Development Association of Skagit County to invite representatives from area Chambers of Commerce and hospitality businesses. The study identifies visitor profiles, modes of transportation, destinations, motivation, and other characteristics valuable for business planning and development. This study was funded by the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission and the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit of the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Anyone can become a North Cascades Junior Ranger! Pick up one of the four FREE activity booklets at any of the visitor or information centers. Complete the activities and earn your official junior ranger badge! Download the booklet here. More...