• 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 »

Work on Mudslide in Stehekin Continues

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Date: September 12, 2013
Contact: Ken Hires, 360-854-7366 ext. 13

Stehekin, WA – September 12, 2013 – National Park Service crews and local contractors have opened one lane of the Stehekin Road allowing local businesses to remain open and visitor access on up valley to road's end near Car Wash Falls.

Removal of the debris flow to fully open the Stehekin Road, and to restore Imus Creek to its natural channel, is continuing. Completion of this initial phase is expected by the end of the month. Workers will then begin clearing access to the upper parking area so vehicles can be recovered, if there are no hazardous materials associated with the damaged/buried vehicles. It is not expected that these vehicles will be accessible before winter snows cover the area. For the few vehicles currently free of the slide, owners will be notified to remove them as the space is needed for clean-up operations.

All National Park Service operations, including the lodge, store, and Golden West Visitor Center are open and operating normally. Local businesses are also operating normally except Discovery Bike rentals, which will not be renting until 2014. For local private business information, please contact Stehekin Reservations at the Fly Fishing Shop (509) 682-7742 

For National Park Service related information, contact Ken Hires, Stehekin District Interpreter, or Meghan Barrier, Interpretive Park Ranger, at (360) 854-7365 ext. 13. Additional information will be available on the following website as it becomes available: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/stehekin_mudslide.

 

Did You Know?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

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.