• 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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  • Cascade River Road will be open as normal through fall/winter 2014

    Cascade River Rd. will be open in 2014 until snow conditions make it impassable to vehicles, as normal. The road closure that was planned to begin September 8 has been postponed beyond 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances. More »

  • 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 »

  • Re-opening of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The area closure of the Twisp River Road and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to wildfires has been lifted as of August 19, 2014. More »

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?

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...