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 »
Weaver Point Dock Removed For Repair
Contact: Kerry Olson, 360 856-5700, ext 340, ext 13
The docks at Weaver Point at the head of Lake Chelan near Stehekin will be removed for repair tomorrow, October 11. Flooding on the Stehekin River in mid-May of 2006 caused extensive damage to both sections of the dock.
Since the 2003 flood, the Stehekin River has cut a new path near Weaver Point. Last May’s sudden warm weather led to rapid melting of mountain snowpack and a rise in the Stehekin River. This resulted in significant damage to the Weaver Point docks, which accommodate summer boaters using the Weaver Point Campground and hiking in the area. National Park Service maintenance staff will remove both docks, which are not normally accessible in the winter months due to low lake levels. The docks will be replaced in the spring when the lake level allows access.
Weaver Point Campground is still open to hikers. However, due to freezing temperatures, the water system at the camp will be drained for the winter. Pit toilets are available. Please pack out all garbage.
The Stehekin Landing marina and the Purple Point docks by the Purple Point Campground further up the lake are still available. The Stehekin Landing marina is accessible all year.
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.