• 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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  • Diablo Lake To Be Drawn Down Three Feet in Early Oct., Trailer-Launched Boats Affected

    Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 1-15. 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 »

Evening Explorations

Nighttime Panorama near Shuksan/©John Chao
Nighttime Panorama near Shuksan
©John Chao

Join us August 29 for a special evening of nighttime exploration!

Nighttime Photography Class with Andy Porter
Have you ever seen stunning images of the Milky Way? And have you ever wondered how you could take pictures like this of the night sky? Come learn with professional photographer Andy Porter! See program page for more details.

Meets at 10:00 p.m. at the Diablo Lake Overlook. There is no registration limit. E-mail the park any questions or requests for accommodation.
The Other Half of the North Cascades
Join an interpretive ranger to view the night sky up close and through the eye of a telescope!

Meet at 10:00 pm at the Diablo Lake Overlook. No registration required. Contact the park with any questions or requests for accommodation.

Did You Know?

Long horned beetle

There are more insects in the Park than any other group of animals; in fact, 95% of all animal species on earth are insects. Take your time to explore the breathtaking world of butterflies, beetles, and bugs. More...