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 »
Stehekin Facilities Reopen for 2007
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONCESSION TO
REOPEN AS STEHEKIN LANDING RESORT
The National Park Service has finalized negotiations on an interim contract to operate the Stehekin Landing concession for the next two operating seasons. The new concessionaire will reopen accommodations and food services in Stehekin as the Stehekin Landing Resort. Substantial facility improvements and operational enhancements are being made that include new options for guest rooms, meal service, and recreational experiences. "The National Park Service is pleased to have been presented with the opportunity to fund these improvements as we prepare for the issuance of a long-term concession contract to begin in October 2008," explained Margie Allen, Chief of Administration and Business Practices.
The popular Rainbow Falls tour will resume March 15 coinciding with daily Lady Express boat service. Commercial fuel sales at the Stehekin marina will also resume on March 15. The Stehekin Landing Resort currently has units with kitchenettes available, and anticipates being open for full restaurant and hotel service by mid-May. Until then, visitors to Stehekin are reminded to bring their own food and beverages – limited lunch and snack items are available on the Lady Express and Lady of the Lake II.
The Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin is currently open 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and will be open daily 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning March 15. The Visitor Center is staffed by National Park Service rangers and offers hot beverages, an orientation video, and exhibits.
To plan a visit to Stehekin and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, call the Golden West Visitor Center at 360-856-5700, ext 340, then ext 14 or visit www.nps.gov/noca.
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.