• 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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  • State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam

    After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »

  • Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues

    A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »

  • Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014

    Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. More »

Getting to Stehekin

Lady of the Lake
 

FERRY
Lake Chelan Boat Company provides round-trip service between Chelan and Stehekin with scheduled stops at Field’s Point and Lucerne.

For up-to-date schedule and rates, regulations regarding transportation of freight and pets or information regarding private charters call (509) 682-4584 or visit: www.LadyoftheLake.com

Parking information for Chelan and Fields Point.

FLOAT PLANE
Chelan Seaplanes offers daily flights during summer months. For more information or to schedule a flight call (509) 682-5555 or visit:
www.chelanseaplanes.com

ON FOOT OR HORSEBACK
For a wilderness adventure hike or horseback into the Stehekin Valley. Multiple routes traverse the surrounding wilderness areas. For trail conditions and trip planning, contact a Ranger Station.

PRIVATE BOAT
There are over 16 public docks along Lake Chelan including four in the National Recreation Area. Boaters using any of these federal docks need a dock site pass from May 1 to October 31 ($5 daily or $40 for the season). This fee helps pay for maintenance costs. Passes can be obtained at the Chelan Ranger Station or from local vendors in Chelan or Stehekin. For more information about the Federal Dock Permit, click here.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Stephen Mather Wilderness comprises 93% of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. About 400 miles of trail provide access to this rugged Wilderness.