Fees & Reservations
There is no entrance fee for North Cascades National Park.
For information regarding entrance fees at other national parks, please click here.
Free to $12 (varies by campground and season)
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 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.
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.
NORTHWEST FOREST PASS
$5.00 - Day
$30.00 - Annual
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
$5.00 - Day
$40.00 - Annual
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?
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.