• 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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  • Notice of Planned Work and Road Closure- Cascade River Road (Beginning Sept. 8, 2014)

    The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. 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 »

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

    The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. The following USFS trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain 1, Little Bridge, and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek, South Creek, Twisp Pass, Reynolds Creek. 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?

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.