• 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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  • Diablo Lake To Be Drawn Down Three Feet in Early Oct., Trailer-Launched Boats Affected

    Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 1-15. During the drawdown, boats with trailers will not be able to launch or take boats off the water. Hand-launched vessels will still be able to launch. More »

  • 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 »

Plan Your Visit

Family and North Cascades Park Ranger
A park ranger takes a family on nature walk through the North Cascades.
Photo by Parrish, courtesy of REI

"The North Cascades Are Calling for You!"
Are you hoping to encounter alpine wilderness, hike among dense evergreen forests, or car-camp with the whole family? Whatever your interest, we want to help you plan an enjoyable, safe, and memorable visit to the North Cascades.

Finding Your Way
Before your visit, orient yourself with directions to the park and read about operating hours and seasons and applicable fees and reservations.

Finding Your Place
Discover activities and events that will take you outside to experience the natural and cultural story of the North Cascades. Visit the Things to Know section to find important information about trail conditions, backcountry permits, current weather, and Leave No Trace principles. Use park maps and brochures to guide your stay.

Away from the Park

If you want to be inspired at home, browse our photos and multimedia pages or join the conversation on social media. For specific questions, you can also contact a ranger by mail, phone, or e-mail.

We look forward to seeing you. Safe travels until then.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

North Cascades NPSC has over 300 glaciers, more than any other park in the lower 48 states. More than half the glaciers in the 48 states are concentrated in this mountainous wilderness region called the North Cascades.