• 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 North Cascades Visitor Center

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Accessible parking 2 stars, curb ramp 2 stars, and restrooms 2 stars. Bus and RV parking also available. An interactive exhibit includes nature sounds, videos and touchable natural history models. Large print and several language translations are available for exhibit text. A 25-minute film presentation takes a journey into the heart of wilderness; captions upon request. A 20 minute slide presentation is also available. Geology exhibits, a touchable relief map and a Northwest Interpretive Association bookstore are also provided. Several accessible trails leave from the Visitor Center area. Courtesy wheelchair available. The Visitor Center is open year-round, check here for current hours.

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.