• 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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  • Lone Mountain Fire - 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 and War Creek Trails are closed. Rainbow Loop Trail is in-use as a staging area and closed to public use. More »

  • USFS closes Easy Pass Trail from State Route 20

    Due to fire activity near the trail, the US Forest Service has closed the Easy Pass trail and trailhead on State Route 20. This area has been receiving precipitation. The highway remains open.

Schedule Of Events

Seasonal Ranger Program Guides

Skagit District (Highway 20 and Skagit River) - 2014 Summer Schedule (coming soon)
Stehekin District (Lake Chelan and Stehekin Valley) -
2014 Summer Schedule (coming soon)

 

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Events Upcoming for July

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  • Evening Program

    Wednesday, July 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. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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

  • Map Musings

    Wednesday, July 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

    Wednesday, July 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

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Wednesday, July 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

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 24, 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. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Thursday, July 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

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

  • Exploration Tables

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

  • Map Musings

    Thursday, July 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

    Thursday, July 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

    Thursday, July 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

    Friday, July 25, 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. More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, July 25, 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. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Friday, July 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

    Friday, July 25, 2014

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

  • Exploration Tables

    Friday, July 25, 2014

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

  • Map Musings

    Friday, July 25, 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, July 25, 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, July 25, 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

  • BioBlitz - Bats of the Night Sky

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Join North Cascades National Park mammal biologist Roger Christophersen and a park ranger to unravel the myths and mysteries of this furry night sky friend. More

  • BioBlitz - Bats of the Night Sky

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Join North Cascades National Park mammal biologist Roger Christophersen and a park ranger to unravel the myths and mysteries of this furry night sky friend. More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, July 26, 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. More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, July 26, 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. More

  • Skagit Power Tours

    Saturday, July 26, 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, July 26, 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, July 26, 2014

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

  • Map Musings

    Saturday, July 26, 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, July 26, 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, July 26, 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, July 26, 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, July 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. More

  • Skagit Power Tours

    Sunday, July 27, 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, July 27, 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, July 27, 2014

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

  • Exploration Tables

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

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

  • Map Musings

    Sunday, July 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

    Sunday, July 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

    Sunday, July 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

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Monday, July 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

    Monday, July 28, 2014

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

  • Evening Program

    Wednesday, July 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. More

  • Exploration Tables

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

  • Map Musings

    Wednesday, July 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

    Wednesday, July 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

  • Diablo Lake Talks

    Wednesday, July 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

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 31, 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. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Thursday, July 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

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

  • Exploration Tables

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

  • Map Musings

    Thursday, July 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

    Thursday, July 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

    Thursday, July 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

    Friday, August 1, 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. More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, August 1, 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. More

  • Diablo Lake Boat Tours

    Friday, August 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

    Friday, August 1, 2014

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

  • Exploration Tables

    Friday, August 1, 2014

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

  • Map Musings

    Friday, August 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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

Did You Know?

lupine is a common flower in dry sunny areas

In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.