"The North Cascades are Calling!"

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth's changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

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Environmental Impact Study (EIS)

The EIS process is underway to discuss potential environmental impacts of restoring a self-sustaining grizzly bear population.

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Backcountry Hiking, Camping, Climbing

Permits, planning, and information to explore the wilderness and backcountry in the North Cascades.

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Nature beckons, answer the call. The North Cascades offers a full range of camping experiences - from a car, RV, boat, or wilderness trek.

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The Stehekin Valley has long served as a passageway for travelers, linking Washington's interior wilderness to the rugged Cascade Mountains.

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Glacier Monitoring Program

Scientists monitor more than 300 glaciers within the park to understand effects of climate change on them and the North Cascades ecosystem.

Last updated: May 18, 2017

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810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley , WA 98284


360 854-7200

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