• 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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  • Notice of Planned Work and Road Closure- Cascade River Road (Beginning Sept. 8, 2014)

    The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. 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 »

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

    The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. The following USFS trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain 1, Little Bridge, and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek, South Creek, Twisp Pass, Reynolds Creek. More »

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  • Evening Program

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and online in the week before the program date. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Be a part of Skagit history! For more than 80 years, visitors have toured the green waters of Diablo Lake and learned about North Cascades and Seattle City Light's Skagit Project. Registration required. More

  • Newhalem Walking Tour

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Step back in time to learn about the historic town site and surrounding attractions. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Engaging 45 minute programs on a variety of topics meant to provoke and inspire. Check with a ranger for the evening's topic! More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Kids Campfire Fun

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Join a ranger for this kids (10 & under) program! Listen to a story, sing a song, play a game, or participate in an activity to help you learn more about the North Cascades. More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and online in the week before the program date. More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and on the web the week before the program. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Be a part of Skagit history! For more than 80 years, visitors have toured the green waters of Diablo Lake and learned about North Cascades and Seattle City Light's Skagit Project. Registration required. More

  • Newhalem Walking Tour

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Step back in time to learn about the historic town site and surrounding attractions. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Engaging 45 minute programs on a variety of topics meant to provoke and inspire. Check with a ranger for the evening's topic! More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Kids Campfire Fun

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Join a ranger for this kids (10 & under) program! Listen to a story, sing a song, play a game, or participate in an activity to help you learn more about the North Cascades. More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and online in the week before the program date. More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and on the web the week before the program. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Skagit Power Tours

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Join a behind-the-scenes look into the life of these monumental dams, the company town of Newhalem, the unique Skagit Hydroelectric Project run by Seattle City Light surrounded by the peaks of the North Cascades. Registration required. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Kids of all ages can join a ranger for a program filled with fun activities that earn participants a junior ranger badge. Parents are encouraged to participate and must remain with young children. (1 ½ to 2 hours) More

  • Exploration Tables

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Native Lands, Ancient Voices

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Join a ranger for an easy 45-minute walk on the Rock Shelter Trail near Newhalem to an important archaeological site. (Total distance: 0.6 miles) More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Kids Campfire Fun

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Join a ranger for this kids (10 & under) program! Listen to a story, sing a song, play a game, or participate in an activity to help you learn more about the North Cascades. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Skagit Power Tours

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Join a behind-the-scenes look into the life of these monumental dams, the company town of Newhalem, the unique Skagit Hydroelectric Project run by Seattle City Light surrounded by the peaks of the North Cascades. Registration required. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Be a part of Skagit history! For more than 80 years, visitors have toured the green waters of Diablo Lake and learned about North Cascades and Seattle City Light's Skagit Project. Registration required. More

  • Newhalem Walking Tour

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Step back in time to learn about the historic town site and surrounding attractions. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Evening Program

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Engaging 45 minute programs on a variety of topics meant to provoke and inspire. Check with a ranger for the evening's topic! More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Be a part of Skagit history! For more than 80 years, visitors have toured the green waters of Diablo Lake and learned about North Cascades and Seattle City Light's Skagit Project. Registration required. More

  • Newhalem Walking Tour

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Step back in time to learn about the historic town site and surrounding attractions. More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Evening Program

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and online in the week before the program date. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Evening Program

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Engaging 45 minute programs on a variety of topics meant to provoke and inspire. Check with a ranger for the evening's topic! More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Kids Campfire Fun

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Join a ranger for this kids (10 & under) program! Listen to a story, sing a song, play a game, or participate in an activity to help you learn more about the North Cascades. More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and online in the week before the program date. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Be a part of Skagit history! For more than 80 years, visitors have toured the green waters of Diablo Lake and learned about North Cascades and Seattle City Light's Skagit Project. Registration required. More

  • Newhalem Walking Tour

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Step back in time to learn about the historic town site and surrounding attractions. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Engaging 45 minute programs on a variety of topics meant to provoke and inspire. Check with a ranger for the evening's topic! More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Kids Campfire Fun

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Join a ranger for this kids (10 & under) program! Listen to a story, sing a song, play a game, or participate in an activity to help you learn more about the North Cascades. More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and online in the week before the program date. More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and on the web the week before the program. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Be a part of Skagit history! For more than 80 years, visitors have toured the green waters of Diablo Lake and learned about North Cascades and Seattle City Light's Skagit Project. Registration required. More

  • Newhalem Walking Tour

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Step back in time to learn about the historic town site and surrounding attractions. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Engaging 45 minute programs on a variety of topics meant to provoke and inspire. Check with a ranger for the evening's topic! More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Kids Campfire Fun

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Join a ranger for this kids (10 & under) program! Listen to a story, sing a song, play a game, or participate in an activity to help you learn more about the North Cascades. More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and online in the week before the program date. More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a ranger for a 30 minute illustrated program that explores one of the many fascinating stories of North Cascades National Park. Look for program topic announcements in park campgrounds and on the web the week before the program. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Skagit Power Tours

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a behind-the-scenes look into the life of these monumental dams, the company town of Newhalem, the unique Skagit Hydroelectric Project run by Seattle City Light surrounded by the peaks of the North Cascades. Registration required. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Kids of all ages can join a ranger for a program filled with fun activities that earn participants a junior ranger badge. Parents are encouraged to participate and must remain with young children. (1 ½ to 2 hours) More

  • Exploration Tables

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Native Lands, Ancient Voices

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a ranger for an easy 45-minute walk on the Rock Shelter Trail near Newhalem to an important archaeological site. (Total distance: 0.6 miles) More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Kids Campfire Fun

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a ranger for this kids (10 & under) program! Listen to a story, sing a song, play a game, or participate in an activity to help you learn more about the North Cascades. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Skagit Power Tours

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Join a behind-the-scenes look into the life of these monumental dams, the company town of Newhalem, the unique Skagit Hydroelectric Project run by Seattle City Light surrounded by the peaks of the North Cascades. Registration required. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Be a part of Skagit history! For more than 80 years, visitors have toured the green waters of Diablo Lake and learned about North Cascades and Seattle City Light's Skagit Project. Registration required. More

  • Newhalem Walking Tour

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Step back in time to learn about the historic town site and surrounding attractions. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Find a ranger at a hands-on table outside the Visitor Center and discover new park stories. More

  • Map Musings

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed around the maps and exhibits within the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park’s geography, topography, and life zones. More

  • Diablo Lake Rangers

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Find a ranger stationed at the popular overlook to chat about the surrounding peaks and the unique waters of the North Cascades. More

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook for a 10-minute talk that will unlock some of the natural and cultural history stories embedded within the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Diablo Lake. More

  • Evening Program

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Engaging 45 minute programs on a variety of topics meant to provoke and inspire. Check with a ranger for the evening's topic! More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

  • Stehekin Landing Patio Talk

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Join a ranger for talk or demonstration at the Stehekin Landing patio before you board the Lady of the Lake II. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Be a part of Skagit history! For more than 80 years, visitors have toured the green waters of Diablo Lake and learned about North Cascades and Seattle City Light's Skagit Project. Registration required. More

  • Newhalem Walking Tour

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Step back in time to learn about the historic town site and surrounding attractions. More

  • Shuttle Bus Tour

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Make the most of your visit to Stehekin by riding on a Ranger-narrated tour 3.5 miles up the Stehekin Valley to 312-foot Rainbow Falls. More

Did You Know?

North Cascades is now on Flickr!

North Cascades National Park is uploading its digital image library to Flickr! Be inspired, download your favorite images, or even add your own vacation photographs to the group pool: Friends of the North Cascades. More...