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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Missing Seven Year Old Found

Gwynn Dilstrom, age 7, was found uninjured on Sunday at approximately 5:00 pm after spending nearly 24 hours alone in the woods of Ross Lake National Recreation Area in the North Cascades. She had been playing in the Lower Goodell Campground when her parents realized she had wandered off. They immediately began to search for her and contacted park rangers.

Wilderness Information Center Change in Hours

Effective May 24th, the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Marblemount will change hours of operations. Due to budgetary constraints the WIC will now be open 7 am-4pm daily through the summer season.

Cascade River Road Opens for the Season

The Cascade River Road is now open to all vehicles to its end at Cascade Pass Trailhead. The road has been closed for the winter at the National Park boundary, five miles below the Cascade Pass Trailhead.

Recreation Opportunities on Ross Lake Impacted by Low Water Levels

Due to a decline in snow pack and rainfall in the Skagit basin, Seattle City Light is predicting water levels in the Ross reservoir at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project will be significantly lower than normal during the upcoming summer months. Ross reservoir and the surrounding Ross Lake National Recreation Area, administered by the National Park Service, will be open to visitors. However, the lower level of the reservoir will impact the availability of some visitor facilities, services, and recreational opportunities. Lake levels and recreation on Diablo and Gorge Lakes should not be impacted.

North Cascades National Park Photos

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From end of Cascade River Road, North Cascades National Park, Washington State

Liberty Bell at Washington Pass

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Liberty Bell at Washington Pass

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Over forty years of visiting this place together, Cascade Pass, North Cascades National Park, Washington State

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Sahale Arm, North Cascades National Park, Washington State

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014

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Graduate Alumni Reunion | 2014