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North Cascades National Park Service Complex Modifies Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

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Date: March 24, 2020
Contact: Denise Shultz

North Cascades National Park Service Complex, in response to the Stay Home, Stay Safe Proclamation and Proclamation 20-14 Reduction of Statewide Limits on Gatherings issued by the Governor of the State of Washington, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

As of March 25, North Cascades National Park Service Complex will offer no services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At North Cascades National Park Service Complex, the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the state order, including providing restrooms, collecting trash, maintaining access roads, and operating campgrounds, boat ramps, and visitor information and services:

Closed Campgrounds:
•  Hozomeen
•  Colonial
•  Newhalem
•  Gorge
•  Goodell
•  Lakeview
•  Purple Point
•  Harlequin
•  High Bridge
•  All group sites

Closed Boat Ramps:
•  Colonial
•  Goodell
•  Gorge

Closed Access Roads:
•  Cascade River Rd
•  Thornton Lakes
•  Upper Goodell Rd 

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at North Cascades National Park Service Complex is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.  

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations. 

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Last updated: March 24, 2020

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