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 Goodell
Goodell Creek Campground
Under a canopy of tall trees, cradled between the Skagit River and Goodell Creek, this campground is one of the least developed in the park. Campsites are not fully accessible, having minimal obstacles such as branches, roots and rocks. Accessible toilets and a picnic shelter are available; water spigots are located throughout the campground. Spring and summer finds this campground in bloom with native and ornamental flowers and shrubs. Goodell Creek Campground is open year-round. However, in winter the water is turned off and the area is not plowed.
Goodell Picnic Shelter
Picnic with the sights and sounds of the Skagit River. This fully accessible picnic shelter offers picnic tables , and barbecue pits . Accessible parking and toilet are available. Not plowed in winter.
Upper & Lower Goodell Group Campgrounds
Tucked away, these campgrounds are available to groups by reservation only. Accessible toilets and 1 fully accessible campsite are available at each group campground. Several other campsites offer minimal obstacles such as branches, roots or rocks. RVs, including car campers, are not allowed at Upper Goodell Group Campground. A group must have a minimum of ten people. Other restrictions may apply. You may check the status of the campgrounds here. You may also make reservations online through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) for both the Upper and Lower group campgrounds.
Did You Know?
The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.