"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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Backcountry Hiking, Camping, Climbing

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

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Learn about the different camping options within the park complex.

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Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and the park.

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Backcountry Camp Availability

View real-time backcountry camp availability to help you plan your trip.

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Boating and Fishing

Boating, portage, and fishing information.

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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.


Hiking in the North Cascades

Hike the North Cascades to experience the some of the finest mountain country in North America!

Food Storage Requirements

It's mandatory to store food and other smellables so that it is safe from wildlife. Learn how & why to do it properly.

Last updated: June 15, 2020

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Mailing Address:

810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284


(360) 854-7200

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