• 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Morning bird hike participants walk past the North Cascades Visitor Center sign. Image Credit: NPS/NOCA/David Snyder
Morning bird hike participants walk past the North Cascades Visitor Center sign during summer operating hours.
NPS/David Snyder
 

North Cascades National Park Complex is open every day of the year. Winter weather tends to dictate when certain facilities and roads are open. From late May to October, campgrounds, visitor centers, and roads are generally open to welcome summer visitors.

For a listing of current road closures, as well as campground and trail conditions, please visit the Current Park Conditions page.

 

Current Operating Hours for Park Complex and Affiliated Visitor Facilities

Facility details and year-round operating hours

North Cascades Visitor Center
Newhalem
NPS
Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Park and Forest Information Center
Sedro-Woolley
NPS & USFS
Daily: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wilderness Information Center
Marblemount
NPS
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Golden West Visitor Center
Stehekin
NPS

Daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chelan Ranger Station
Chelan
NPS & USFS
Monday
- Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays

Glacier Public Service Center
Glacier
NPS (summer) & USFS
Daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Methow Valley Ranger District
Winthrop
NPS (summer) & USFS
Monday - Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays

Skagit Information Center
Newhalem
NPS, SCL & NCI
Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.