State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam
After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »
Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues
A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »
Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014
Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. More »
North Cascades Institute
As you plan your exploration of the North Cascades this season, be sure to check out the visitor stores en route. They are operated by North Cascades Institute (http://www.ncascades.org/) in a new partnership with the National Park Service and Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.
The stores are conveniently located within the North Cascades National Park headquarters in Sedro-Woolley (where you’ll also find lots of information about enjoying public lands), the Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount, Visitor Center in Newhalem and the Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin.
At all of these locations, you’ll find books, maps, passes, trail guides, gifts, educational toys for kids and other resources to help you explore and enjoy the North Cascades. And, you’ll be shopping for a good cause, too: your purchases will help fund education programs for young people on national park and public forest lands.
Did You Know?
Stephen Mather Wilderness comprises 93% of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. About 400 miles of trail provide access to this rugged Wilderness.