• 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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  • 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 »

  • USFS Access Road and Trail Closures

    The following USFS trails providing backcountry access to the park service complex are closed due to Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: Twisp Pass, South Creek, Reynolds Creek, War Creek, Summit. The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. More »

Accessibility at the Wilderness Information Center

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Located 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) north of SR 20 (Milepost 105.3) on Ranger Station Road. This center offers multi-media exhibits on backcountry trip planning and safety, a 3-dimensional relief map and other touchable objects, and a Northwest Interpretive Association bookstore. Backcountry permits for North Cascades National Park Service Complex are issued at this center. Accessible parking and restrooms are available. Contact the Wilderness Information Center for further assistance with backcountry travel planning.

Backcountry Travel & Overnight Trips

Almost 93% of North Cascades National Park Service Complex is designated as the Stephen Mather Wilderness and the rugged terrain has limited access. Topography prohibits accessible development of the 360 miles of backcountry trails and 136 designated backcountry campsites. However, some campsites and areas may be accessible with help.

Did You Know?

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.