• 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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  • 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 »

  • Re-opening of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The area closure of the Twisp River Road and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to wildfires has been lifted as of August 19, 2014. 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?

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.