North Cascades National Park, Washington

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth's changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

North Cascades National Park Info


North Cascades National Park

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Cascade River Road Closed for Repairs

Cascade River Road will close to all traffic at milepost 18, five miles before the trailhead, Monday, October 7-18. Cascade River Road sustained a considerable amount of damage following storms, heavy rains and flooding around the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday.

Diablo Lake Overlook Closure for Construction Debris Removal

Diablo Lake Overlook will close to all visitors and traffic October 7-11 while crews transport construction debris via helicopter from campsites along Ross Lake. There will be a partial closure at the overlook on October 1-6, with visitor access and traffic limited in some areas of the overlook, while crews stage equipment.

Missing Hiker Found

A 21 year old woman was found Monday after being reported missing on Saturday evening from Hidden Meadows Camp on the east side of North Cascades National Park, approximately 9 miles from State Route 20. She was found uninjured about ½ mile from camp.

Public Invited to Meeting on North Cascades Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan

Sedro-Woolley, Wash. – The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are hosting a public meeting on the Draft North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS).

North Cascades National Park Photos

Intersections

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Intersections

Larch trees in peak autumn color reflected on Blue Lake in Washington's North Cascades.

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Cascade Pass

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Cascade Pass

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

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Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

North Cascades Institute posted a photo:

Harvest Dinner | October 2019

Mushroom Exploration Outing around campus

Photo by Jeff Brennan