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 »
Temporary Closure of North Cascades Visitor Center
Contact: Kerry Olson, 360 854-7365
Contact: Joyce Brown, 360 854-7200
North Cascades National Park’s Visitor Center near Newhalem will be closed this coming weekend, February 2-3, due to a failure in the water supply system and hazardous road conditions on North Cascades Highway (State Route 20). A break in the main water line has shut down all water resources to the North Cascades Visitor Center, including restroom facilities and fire protection capabilities. Repairs to the water line have been hampered by treacherous road conditions caused by several feet of snow. The North Cascades Visitor Center will be closed until the water system is restored.
State Route 20 is now temporarily closed east of Newhalem at milepost 121. For public safety, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and North Cascades National Park managers do not recommend recreational travel east of Marblemount until the roads can be cleared of significant amounts of snow and avalanche danger has subsided.
North Cascades Visitor Center is normally open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through the winter months.
For more information on road conditions, please visit the WSDOT website at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/northcascades. For additional park information, call the North Cascades National Park headquarters at (360) 854-7200.
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.