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 »
Accessibility at Rainy Lake Trail
Subalpine forest and wet meadows line this level, paved trail to Rainy Lake. Benches and interpretive signs accent the scenery. Bubbling streams and twittering birds mix with crisp, clean mountain air. In 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) the trail ends at an observation deck with views of waterfalls, a glacier and Rainy Lake. Accessible parking and toilet available. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking at this location. Snow covers the trail until late-June, contact the Methow Valley Ranger Station, 509-996-4000, for current trail conditions.
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.