• 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 »

Public Transportation

Red Shuttle Bus. Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/John Chao

The Stehekin shuttle provides visitor transportation in the Stehekin Valley.

NPS/John Chao

Very little of the park is directly accessible by public transportation but many gateway communities are served by national, regional, and local transit systems.

PLANE

TRAIN
Amtrak
VIA
  • The Canadian arrives three times per week from Toronto and the Canadian Rockies in Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Vancouver, BC. Rental car services are available in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Vancouver, BC.
BUS
National
  • Greyhound serves communities along Interstate 5/Highway 99, including Mount Vernon and Bellingham, and US Highway 2, including Leavenworth and Wenatchee.
West
East

LAKE CHELAN FERRY
  • The Lady of the Lake provides round-trip service between Chelan and Stehekin with scheduled stops at Field's Point and Lucerne. Daily service is available from mid-Spring through early fall with reduced service during the winter months.

Contact the park at (360) 854-7200 or E-mail us for more information.

Did You Know?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.