• 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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  • Lone Mountain Fire - 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 and War Creek Trails are closed. Rainbow Loop Trail is in-use as a staging area and closed to public use. More »

  • USFS closes Easy Pass Trail from State Route 20

    Due to fire activity near the trail, the US Forest Service has closed the Easy Pass trail and trailhead on State Route 20. This area has been receiving precipitation. The highway remains open.

For Students

Are you enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student and you are taking at least a half-time course load, at an accredited institution? Have you you graduated from an accredited institution within the last two years? If you answered "yes," you may be eligible for a student or recent graduate appointment through the Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates program.

Additional information and specific requirements are available at the Office of Personnel Management Student & Recent Graduates website.
 
Pathways
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has a new web site designed just for high school, college students, and recent graduates: USAJobs Student Jobs.

Searches begun here automatically show all jobs that have been identified as available to students on USAJobs. These include temporary, coop positions, internships, volunteer opportunities, and university work-study positions.
 

Other Opportunities for Students

  • Each year North Cascades welcomes a number of full-time volunteers from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national non-profit organization. These volunteers, who may be high school or college students or other adults, assist with a range of vital activities from trail maintenance or bear management to backcountry patrol or assisting park visitors. In return, the volunteers receive valuable training and experience, have most expenses paid, and are able to live and work in one of America's premier national parks. In addition to North Cascades, SCA places volunteers at hundreds of other national and state parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and other natural and historical sites nationwide.
  • The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18. Through work projects done in the park, this program provides enrollees with a better understanding of their environment and management of our natural resources.

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.