Diablo Lake To Be Drawn Down Three Feet on Sept. 17 and Early Oct., Trailer-Launched Boats Affected
On September 17 and October 1-15 Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs. During the drawdown, boats with trailers will not be able to launch or take boats off the water. Hand-launched vessels will still be able to launch. More »
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 »
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?
Anyone can become a North Cascades Junior Ranger! Pick up one of the four FREE activity booklets at any of the visitor or information centers. Complete the activities and earn your official junior ranger badge! Download the booklet here. More...