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 »
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?
Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.