Fees & Reservations
There is no fee to enter North Cascades National Park. Enjoy your visit!
If you plan to visit other parks with an entrance fee, learn more about the America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass series here and fee free days in the national parks here.
CAR CAMPING FEES
Free to $16 (varies by campground and season)
Camp sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a $16 per night fee for Colonial Creek, Goodell Creek and Newhalem Creek campgrounds. Gorge Lake and Hozomeen campgrounds are free. Backcountry camping (boat-in and wilderness) requires a free permit.
For general information, visit our Camping page.
CAR CAMPING RESERVATIONS
Car camping reservations are available only for the group sites at Newhalem Creek and Goodell Creek and in Loop C at Newhalem Creek campground online at Recreation.gov. You may use the links below for the specific campgrounds. You may also call Recreation.gov at 1-877-444-6777. Reservations are not available for backcountry (boat-in or wilderness) camping.
Lower Goodell Group Campground
Upper Goodell Group Campground
BACKCOUNTRY PERMIT CAMPING FEES AND RESERVATIONS
Fees - Free
Reservations - No reservations, all permits issued first-come, first-served no more than 24 hours in advance.
NORTHWEST FOREST PASS (required at USFS trailheads only)
$5.00 - Day
$30.00 - Annual
There are no trailhead or parking fees for trails that begin on National Park Service lands. The Northwest Forest Pass or Recreation Day Passes are required at many trailheads on adjacent U.S. Forest Service land with trails leading into the national park. You may also use the Annual, Senior or Access passes for U.S. Forest Service recreation sites. The Discovery Pass is a state pass and is neither required nor valid on any federal lands. Passes are available at most ranger stations, many local business, by calling the USGS Store at 1-888-275-8747 or online.
LAKE CHELAN DOCK PERMIT
$5.00 - Day
$40.00 - Annual
Between May 1 and October 31 each year, boaters must have a Dock Fee Permit in order to use the docks in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. This is the same permit needed for using the docks provided by the U.S. Forest Service along other parts of the Lake Chelan shoreline. The dock pass can be obtained at the Chelan Ranger Station and selected stores in Chelan and Stehekin, Washington.
Last updated: May 28, 2015