Ranger Programs

ranger table talk with bear skin and skull
Ranger table talk on bears

NPS Photo/D.Dixon

North Cascades offers interpretive programs, ranger-led walks and talks, in various locations throughout the summer. See the details for each area of the park by following the links below or checking locally at visitor centers.

Seasonal Ranger Programs by Area - 2018

Skagit District (Highway 20 and Skagit River)

Diablo Lake Overlook - Join a ranger at the Diablo Lake Overlook to discover the natural and cultural history embedded within the stunning mountain landscape surrounding Diablo Lake.

Historic Newhalem Walking Tours - Join a Skagit Tours guide for an easy one-hour guided walk through Newhalem to explore the history of the once bustling company town and the Skagit Hydroelectric Project. The one-half mile roundtrip walk starts at the Skagit Information Center.

Newhalem by Night - Join a ranger for a slideshow presentation on the history of Seattle City Light in the North Cascades and the role of the town of Newhalem in building and operating the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. The grand finale of the evening will be the historic Ladder Creek Falls light show. For more information visit, Skagit Tours.

For dates and times visit the North Cascades Visitor Center or call 206-386-4495 x11. The full program schedule will start in late June 2018.

Stehekin District (north end of Lake Chelan)

Red Bus Tours - Join a ranger on the “heritage style” tour buses that feature ceiling windows for optimal viewing of the spectacular North Cascades Scenery. The Red Bus will take you on a spectacularly beautiful 50-minute tour to the breathtaking 312-foot Rainbow Falls.

Bus tours leave from Stehekin Landing twice daily and are narrated by a park ranger of the lower Stehekin Valley. Tour departures coincide with the arrival of Lady of the Lake passenger ferries.

Ranger on Deck - Join a ranger on the deck at the Stehekin Landing to explore the natural and cultural history of the park.

Hozomeen (north end of Ross Lake)

Evening Programs - Join a ranger for a talk in the amphitheater to discover one of the many fascinating stories of the North Cascades. Look for International Interpretive Program topic announcements on campground bulletin boards.

Last updated: June 15, 2018

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