• 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 »

Night Photography with Andy Porter

Falling Stars over the North Cascades - ©Andy Porter
Falling Stars over the North Cascades
©Andy Porter
Have you ever seen stunning images of the Milky Way? And have you ever wondered how you could take pictures like this of the night sky?

Come learn with professional photographer Andy Porter at Diablo Overlook!

Andy will first discuss the technical side of camera and lens settings to get Milky Way shots, and then assist participants to capture images of our galaxy.

If you want to take an active role in honing your own astrophotography, the following items are required:
  • DSLR camera
  • Wide angle lens (Any wide angle lens is fine, optimum would be between 14mm and 24mm)
  • Tripod
  • Cable release (or any remote shutter release)
  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • Water/a midnight snack if you want!
  • Layers of clothing in case it gets chilly

  • There is no registration limit but if you have questions or need accommodations, please contact the park.

    Due to cloudy skies and inclement weather, the course has been rescheduled to Friday, August 29.

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?

    North Cascades National Park Service Complex includes 684,000 acres near the crest of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border south to Lake Chelan.