• 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 - 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 »

  • USFS Access Road and Trail Closures

    The following USFS trails providing backcountry access to the park service complex are closed due to Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: Twisp Pass, South Creek, Reynolds Creek, War Creek, Summit. The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. More »

Fees & Reservations

Fee envelopes at Goodell Creek Campground.

NPS/©David Snyder
Fee envelopes at Goodell Creek Campground.
NPS/©David Snyder
ENTRANCE FEES
There is no entrance fee for North Cascades National Park.
For information regarding entrance fees at other national parks, please click here.

CAR-CAMPING FEES

Free to $12 (varies by campground and season)

Details

Camp sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a $12 per night fee for Colonial Creek and Newhalem Creek campgrounds and a $10 per night fee for Goodell Creek campground. Gorge Lake and Hozomeen campgrounds are free. Backcountry camping (boat-in and wilderness) requires a free permit.

For general information, visit our Camping page.

CAR-CAMPING RESERVATIONS
Car-camping reservations are available only for the group sites at Newhalem Creek and Goodell Creek and in Loop C at Newhalem Creek campground online at Recreation.gov. You may use the links below for the specific campgrounds. You may also call Recreation.gov at 1-877-444-6777. Reservations are not available for backcountry (boat-in or wilderness) camping.
Newhalem Campground

Lower Goodell Group Campground
Upper Goodell Group Campground

BACKCOUNTRY PERMIT CAMPING FEES AND RESERVATIONS

Fees
- Free
Reservations - No reservations, all permits issued first-come, first-served no more than 24 hours in advance.
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NORTHWEST FOREST PASS
Fees
$5.00 - Day
$30.00 - Annual

Details
There are no trailhead parking fees for trails that begin on National Park Service lands. The Northwest Forest Pass or Recreation Day Passes are required at many trailheads on adjacent U.S. Forest Service land with trails leading into the national park. You may also use the Annual, Senior or Access passes for U.S. Forest Service recreation sites. Passes are available at most ranger stations, many local business, by calling the USGS Store at 1-888-275-8747 or online.
 
LAKE CHELAN DOCK PERMIT
Fees
$5.00 - Day
$40.00 - Annual
Details
Between May 1 and October 31 each year, boaters must have a Dock Fee Permit in order to use the docks in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. This is the same permit needed for using the docks provided by the U.S. Forest Service along other parts of the Lake Chelan shoreline. The dock pass can be obtained at the Chelan Ranger Station and selected stores in Chelan and Stehekin, Washington.

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...