• 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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  • 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 »

Brochures and Maps

A young man and woman consult a map in their campsite at the Colonial Creek Campground before taking a day hike. Photo Credit: NPS/David Snyder
A young man and woman consult a map in their campsite at the Colonial Creek Campground before taking a day hike.
NPS/David Snyder

Maps and brochures are available as PDFs. Download Adobe Reader for free from here.


The Visitor Information Guide has all the trip planning details needed to visit North Cascades National Park Complex and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualime National Forest. (12 pages, pdf 4.6mb)


Become an official North Cascades Junior Ranger! Print off one of these booklets before you visit the park or pick up a free copy at any of our six information centers:
Pacific Treefrog, ages 3-5 (16 pages, pdf 2.6mb)
Black Bear, ages 5-8 (20 pages, pdf 3.5mb)
Raven, ages 8-11 (24 pages, pdf 6mb)
Mountain Goat, ages 12+ (24 pages, pdf 2.3mb)

Did You Know?

lupine is a common flower in dry sunny areas

In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.