October 17, 2013
Contact: Ken Hires
, 360-854-7365 ext. 13
Sedro Woolley, WA – October 17, 2013 – North Cascades National Park Service Complex re-opens to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are being re-opened.
Superintendent Karen Taylor-Goodrich said, “We are very pleased to be back at work and welcome visitors from all over the world to some of the most scenic and special public lands in North America.”
Visitor centers, offices, and campgrounds regularly open at this time of year will open immediately. This includes the Headquarters office and visitor center in Sedro Woolley, North Cascades Visitor Center in Newhalem, and Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin. The North Cascades Institute’s Environmental Learning Center at Diablo Lake is also open. The boat launch at Hozomeen will be opening today through October 31st as scheduled; the NPS campground at Hozomeen is closed for the season. All park trails are open (weather dependent). Park concession facilities are now open including the Ross Lake Resort on Ross Lake and the North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin on Lake Chelan.
Operating hours, closing dates, and other park information and updates will be posted on the North Cascades National Park Service Complex website at www.nps.gov/noca
or check with any visitor center.
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