• 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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  • 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 »

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?

lupine is a common flower in dry sunny areas

In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.