• 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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  • Highway 20 Will Be Closed East of the Park For Culvert Repairs On Oct 21 & 22.

    Highway 20 will be completely closed between mileposts 147 & 157 (Granite Creek to Rainy Pass) from 6 a.m. Oct. 21 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22. The Easy Pass trailhead will be inaccessible during this time. More »

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

    Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 8-17. 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 »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 08/17/2013, 07/13/2013, 08/31/2013

    River of Life logo Image Credit:NPS/NOCA/Greg Reed
    Location: Newhalem Creek Campground Amphitheater | Map Time: 8:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: North Cascades Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 206-386-4495 ext.11

The Skagit River is a thread of life connecting the high peaks of the North Cascades to Puget Sound, weaving together and sustaining the park's varied wildlife and people alike. Join Ranger Greg Reed and learn about this mighty river.