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Contact: Denise Shultz
The North Cascades Visitor Center and most trails on the west side of North Cascades National Park Service Complex are now open. Rain and higher humidity have reduced the amount of fire activity throughout the park.
Areas that remain closed due to proximity to active fires or locations in burned areas are:
·The burned area within the perimeter of the Goodell Fire with the exception of the State Route 20 corridor, North Cascades Visitor Center and access road.
·Upper and Lower Goodell group camps
·Goodell climber access parking area and route
·Newhalem Creek Trail
·Newhalem Campground (all loops and associated access trails)
·Newhalem Area Trails(Ladder Creek Falls Trail, Linking Trail, Lower Newhalem Creek Trail, River Loop Trail, Rock Shelter Trail, To Know A Tree Trail, and Trail of the Cedars)
·Newhalem crags climbing area
·Park Creek Trail north of Two Mile Camp
·Upper Stehekin Valley Trail west of the Flat Creek Trail
Cascade Pass Trail east of the junction with Horseshoe Basin Trail
Stay out of burned areas. A burned landscape presents a number of safety hazards that either did not exist prior to the fire or are increased by the effects of the fire. In some cases these hazardous conditions may continue for several years after a fire. Be very aware of your surroundings, follow warning signs, and pay particular attention to potential safety hazards such as unstable terrain, falling or rolling debris, displaced wildlife, burned stump holes and root chambers, hazard trees, and debris flows.