Permits & Reservations

Backcountry Permits & Reservations

Permits are required year round for all overnight stays in the backcountry within the North Cascades National Park Service Complex (North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas). Visit the Backcountry Permits page for complete details on permitting.

The park also accepts advance reservations during the spring for backcountry permits for up to 60 percent of the sites in certain areas of the park. Visit the Backcountry Reservations page for more information.

 

Car Camping Reservations

All drive-in campgrounds along State Route 20 are on a reservation system through recreation.gov. Campground reservations are accepted during the specified season dates; campgrounds may also be open before or after the reservation season on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made online at Recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777. You may use the links below for the specific campgrounds.

Goodell Creek Campground
Gorge Lake Campground
Newhalem Creek Campground
Colonial Creek South Campground
Colonial Creek North Campground
Lower Goodell Group Campground
Upper Goodell Group Campground

 

Other Permits, Passes and Fees

Commercial, Guided, and Special Use Permits

Visit the Fees and Passes page for information on dock permits and other passes that may be needed.

Last updated: March 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Phone:

(360) 854-7200

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