• 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 »

Accessibility at Colonial Creek Campground

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Campsites are carved from rich forest along the shores of Diablo Lake. There are 3 accessible campsites2 stars available, 1 site in the north unit and 2 sites in the south unit. Check the main board for current site numbers. Several other campsites contain minimal obstacles, including branches, roots and rocks. Water spigots are located throughout the campground and most restrooms are accessible. The steep boat ramp and campsite fishing docks may be difficult to navigate for people in wheelchairs. An information kiosk is staffed during summer months. Colonial Creek Campground is open year-round. However in winter the water is turned off, there is no garbage service, and the area is not plowed.

Did You Know?

Cascading stream

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.