• 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 »

Camping in Stehekin

Stehekin offers camping in a range of settings, from lakeside sites to quiet roadside camps to backpacking sites. Most camps are small, primitive sites, and all camping (with the exception of lakeside sites) requires a free backcountry permit, available from the Golden West Visitor Center (509-699-2080, ext. 14). Lakeside sites do not require a backcountry permit, but private boaters may need to obtain a Federal Dock permit if using one of the docks.

 

Area

Camp

# of
Sites

Miles
from
Landing

Elevation
(ft)

Group?

Access:
(R)oad, (B)oat,
(F)oot

Comments

Lower Valley Purple Point

6

0.3

1100

R, B, F

Near boat landing. Treated water and flush toilet.
Lower Harlequin

7

4.4

1200

Y

R, F

Nearest camp to Rainbow Falls and River Trail.

Lower

Rainbow
Bridge

2

4.5

2200

F

2 miles up Rainbow Loop Trail near bridge.

High Bridge

High Bridge

2

11

1650

F

Across the bridge from the High Bridge Shuttle stop. On the PCT.
High
Bridge
Tumwater

2

12

1750

F

Near a thunderous river gorge.
Mid-Valley Shady

1

14.7

1920

F

Flood damaged. Must access from north.
Mid Bridge Creek

6

16

2100

Y

F

Stock corral available. Located on the PCT.
Upper
Valley
Park Creek

2

18.5

2250

F

Located at Park Creek trailhead.
Upper Flat Creek

4

18.8

2300

F

Located across bridge in forest.
Upper Cottonwood

4

23

2750

F

On the upper Stehekin River along the trail to Cascade Pass.
Lakeside Weaver Point

22

n/a

1100

B, F

Treated water. Across from the Stehekin Landing by boat. Limited moorage.
Lakeside Manly Wham

1

n/a

1100

B

Lakeshore camp near Bridal Veil Falls.
Lakeside Flick Creek

1

n/a

1100

B, F

Camp located near Lakeshore Trail.

Did You Know?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.