If you plan on making North Cascades National Park Service Complex a destination for a special event or activity, or if you are a commercial or non-profit organization wishing to conduct services and/or activities within park boundaries, please review the information on this page carefully to determine the type of permit required.
Dear permit holder:
The National Park Service (NPS) is taking extraordinary steps to implement the latest guidance from the White House, (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. Where it is possible to adhere to this guidance, outdoor spaces will remain open to the public.
The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.
Current CDC guidance includes avoiding social gatherings of 10 people or more. Review your group sizes and transportation to and from the park to follow the CDC guidelines. Conditions can change rapidly; for the most up-to-date information go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
Commercial Use Authorizations - All commerical services, including guided services, rentals, transport, etc. Non-profit and educational institutions may also require a permit under this category, depending on the type of service offered.
Special Use Permits - Non-guided special events such as weddings, spreading of ashes, first amendment activities, organized special events, etc. For weddings at Artist Point contact Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Filming and Photography Permits
Research Permits - National parks make wonderful laboratories for conducting research. If you are interested in conducting research in the park, visit the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.
For general information on entrance fees, camping reservations, backcountry permits, dock fees, or trail parking passes, visit the main permit, reservation, and fees page. Visit the Guided Services page for a listing of current companies providing services, tours, and activities within the park.