• 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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  • 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 »

  • Closures of USFS roads and trails that access North Cascades NP and Lake Chelan NRA

    The following U.S. Forest Service trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: Twisp Pass Tr., South Creek Tr., Reynolds Creek Tr., War Creek Tr., Summit Tr. The Twisp River Rd. is closed west of Eagle Creek. More »

Photos & Multimedia

Snorkeling
Parks Climate Challenge participants snorkel on Ross Lake to conduct a fish survey.
Megan McGinty, North Cascades Institute
 

Parks Climate Challenge 2009
North Cascades Institute
Last summer, 19 high school students from five cities spent a month in the North Cascades. They hiked to glaciers, swam with bull trout, dodged thunderstorms and witnessed the impacts of climate change. The group was also introduced to documentary storytelling and given an audio recorder and two cameras to chronicle the experience.

Click to watch this and other movies about the North Cascades.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

North Cascades NPSC has over 300 glaciers, more than any other park in the lower 48 states. More than half the glaciers in the 48 states are concentrated in this mountainous wilderness region called the North Cascades.