North Cascades National Park News
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2023 Helicopter Supported Wilderness Projects
May 18, 2023 | 2:00 pm
Several projects with helicopter support will begin this season in the Stephen Mather Wilderness as snow levels recede. Time and distance of flights over and around wilderness will be minimized whenever possible.
National Park Service Selects WF Goodfellow Adventures, Inc. to Operate Visitor Services at Ross Lake National Recreation Area
April 6, 2023 | 9:00 am
he National Park Service has selected WF Goodfellow Adventures, Inc. to operate visitor services in Ross Lake National Recreation Area under a 10-year concession contract.
Temporary Closures for Peregrine Nesting
February 27, 2023 | 4:20 pm
Established climbing management areas are closed to all public use from March 1, 2023 to July 15, 2023 to protect peregrine falcon nesting aeries.
Public Comments Sought on Environmental Assessment for Backcountry Camp Modifications in North Cascades National Park
February 7, 2023 | 6:00 pm
The public is invited to comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) that proposes two projects in North Cascades National Park.
National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to evaluate options for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades
November 10, 2022 | 7:00 am
The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service today announced the initiation of a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process to evaluate options for restoring and managing grizzly bears in the North Cascades of Washington, where the animals once thrived.
Partial Area Closures Lifted
October 27, 2022 | 3:45 pm
Closures have been lifted to Thunder Creek, Diablo Lake, areas along State Route 20, and East Bank and Desolation areas along Ross Lake.
Burn Ban Lifted in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and Portions of North Cascades National Park
October 19, 2022 | 4:57 pm
Effective Friday, October 21, the burn ban in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the area of North Cascades National Park located in Chelan County is lifted.
Additional Area Closures due to McAllister Creek Fire
October 14, 2022 | 3:04 pm
Beginning Saturday, October 15, the portion of Thunder Creek Trail from the trailhead to Neve Camp, Panther Creek Trail from the trailhead to Neve Camp, and Thunder Knob Trail are closed due to fire activity. Camp closures include Thunder, Neve, Fourth of July, and Panther camps, and Thunder Point, Hidden Cove, and Buster Brown boat-in campsites along Diablo Lake. All areas within Colonial Creek North and South campgrounds, including day use areas, picnic areas, boat launch, and walk-in campsites are closed. All beach areas adjacent to Highway 20 on Diablo Lake are closed.
Desolation Area Trail and Camp Closures
October 7, 2022 | 7:09 am
Park officials have closed Desolation Trail and the portion of East Bank Trail from Lighting Creek Camp to Desolation Trail due to fire activity in the Desolation area of east Ross Lake. Camp closures include Desolation, Lightning Creek Hiker, and Cat Island camps. Lightning Creek Stock Camp remains open at this time.
Summer Repaving Project Affects Multiple Areas
May 10, 2022 | 8:30 am
Repaving parking lots, side roads, and campgrounds will cause temporary closures and delays at numerous locations at the Marblemount facilities and within North Cascades National Park Service Complex along State Route 20 and Cascade River Road.