• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • 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 »

Tumwater Bridge Repairs

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Date: October 21, 2009
Contact: Sarah Ehlen, 360 854-7305, ext. 13

The National Park Service will be conducting erosion control and abutment work on Tumwater Bridge along the Stehekin Valley Road in North Cascades National Park. The construction will temporarily close the Stehekin Road to all vehicle, bicycle, and foot traffic above Tumwater Campground beginning October 26, 2009. Work is expected to be ongoing through mid-November. The Tumwater Bridge endured flood damage and erosion during and since the 2003 flood.

"We need make these repairs to prevent erosion from further damaging the up-valley abutment, and maintain access and visitation to this portion of the Stehekin Valley," says Chip Jenkins, North Cascades National Park Superintendent.

Hikers wanting to access the upper Stehekin Valley should use the Old Wagon Trail (Pacific Crest Trail) from High Bridge. Tumwater Campground will remain open during the project. Drivers on the Stehekin Valley Road should be aware of the potential to encounter increased vehicle traffic before and during the project, as trucks will be transporting rock and materials to the work site.

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