Visitor Centers & Ranger Stations

North Cascades Visitor Center
Newhalem Visitor Center

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Phone: 206-386-4495 ext.11
Location: Across the Skagit River from the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) near milepost 120 and the town of Newhalem. Adjacent to Newhalem Creek Campground.
Special Programs: Special presentations available for school and other groups by prior arrangement.
Exhibits: Relief map of the park and surrounding area, exhibit room featuring multimedia exhibits on the park's natural and cultural history.
Available Facilities: Theater featuring large format slide program and video presentation. Several short, accessible interpretive trails and restrooms. Information desk. Sales area with books, maps, videos, and other items related to the national park and adjacent national forests.

 

Park and Forest Information CenterHeadquarters

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Phone: 360-854-7200
Location: In Sedro-Woolley, Washington, along the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) about 5 miles east of I-5. One and one-half hours north of Seattle. 810 State Rte. 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA, 98284.
Special Programs: This station is operated jointly with the Mt. Baker District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with North Cascades Institute offices.
Exhibits: Relief map of the park and adjacent national forests.
Available Facilities: Information desk. Sales area with books, maps, videos, and other items related to the National Park and adjacent national forests.

 

Wilderness Information CenterWilderness Information Center


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Phone: 360-854-7245
Location: 7280 Ranger Station Rd., Marblemount, WA 98267. Drive SR 20 toward Marblemount. Turn onto Ranger Station Road, which leaves SR 20 at milepost 105.3, just west of Marblemount, and drive 0.7 miles to the end of the road and the ranger station.
Exhibits: Exhibits about wilderness and backcountry travel. Relief map. Sales of books, maps, and other items related to wilderness, hiking, and climbing.
Available Facilities: This center is the main backcountry permit office for North Cascades National Park and the adjacent Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. Information desk. Sales area with books, maps, videos, and other items related to the national park and adjacent national forests. Backcountry permits are required year-round and are available at an outdoor self-issue station when the station is closed during the winter season.

 

Golden West Visitor CenterThe Golden West Visitor Center


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Phone: 509-699-2080 ext. 14
Location: A short walk from the passenger ferry landing at Stehekin Landing near the north end of 50-mile long Lake Chelan. Reached via passenger ferry, trail, or float plane. Not accessible by road vehicle. Ferry schedules may be found at www.ladyofthelake.com and www.stehekinferry.com.
Special Programs: Arts & Humanities of Stehekin operates the Golden West Gallery, which features a series of exhibits of work by local artists and crafts people.
Exhibits: Relief map and exhibits on natural and cultural history of the area.
Available Facilities: Information desk, sales of books, maps, and other items related to the area. Audiovisual program available throughout the day.

 

Glacier Public Service CenterGlacier Public Service Center

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Phone: 360-599-2714
Location: Just east of Glacier, Washington, on the Mt. Baker Highway (Highway 542). 10091 Mt Baker Hwy, Glacier, WA 98244
Exhibits: Relief map of Mount Baker and exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Mt. Baker District, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Available Facilities: This is a U.S. Forest Service ranger station that is jointly staffed by both USFS and National Park Service rangers during the summer season. Backpackers and climbers can obtain backcountry permits required for overnight stays in areas within North Cascades National Park that are accessed via trailheads along the Mt. Baker Highway, such as Mt. Shuksan, the Chilliwack River drainage, or Copper Ridge. Sales of books, maps, recreation passes, and other items related to the area.

 

Methow Valley Ranger Station

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Phone: 509-996-4003
Location: 24 West Chewuch Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862
Available Facilities: Information counter. Sales of books, maps, and other items related to the National Forest, National Park, and National Recreation Areas. This is an office of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, staffed in the summer by USFS rangers.

 

Skagit Information Center


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Location: On SR 20 in the town of Newhalem
Facilities: Information counter. Jointly operated by Seattle City Light, North Cascades Institute, and North Cascades National Park. Information on Newhalem, Skagit Tours, and general park information. Exhibits on hydroelectric power and Skagit Project dams and communities.

Last updated: May 28, 2022

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810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley , WA 98284

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360 854-7200

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