• 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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  • Notice of Planned Work and Road Closure- Cascade River Road (Beginning Sept. 8, 2014)

    The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. 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 »

  • Closure of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. The following USFS trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain 1, Little Bridge, and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek, South Creek, Twisp Pass, Reynolds 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 National Park Service Complex includes 684,000 acres near the crest of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border south to Lake Chelan.