• 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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  • 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 »

Update for North Cascades National Park Fires

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Date: July 23, 2013
Contact: Joe Anderson, Fire Information Officer, 360-854-7356
Contact: Jamie Hart

Marblemount, WA – July 22, 2013 - North Cascades National Park Complex had two fires reported from thunderstorms on Tuesday, July 17, 2013. Personnel have been managing these fires since the last report.

The Sourdough Chute fire, estimated at 0.5 acres, is located on the Sourdough Mountain below the lookout. It is burning in patchy timber and brush adjacent to a rock slide chute. Further reconnaissance indicated that the fire is smoldering with some smoke visible from Highway 20.  Aerial suppression and monitoring will continue throughout the week.

The Arctic Dan fire, from the same thunderstorms, is being monitored by staff at Desolation lookout. It is estimated to be less than 0.5 acres in size and located on the south side of the Arctic Creek Drainage, west of Ross Lake.

North Cascades National Park Complex has no closures in effect at this time. Chief Ranger Kinsey Shilling requests that visitors to the park and surrounding forests be aware of the high fire danger during these dry conditions and use caution while enjoying our public lands.

 

Did You Know?

lupine is a common flower in dry sunny areas

In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.