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North Cascades National Park, WA

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Goldeneye spotted near Gorge Lake Campground.
Goldeneye spotted near Gorge Lake Campground.

Goldeneye ducks frequent the confluence of Stettatle Creek and the Skagit River.

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Scenes from Goodell Creek
Scenes from Goodell Creek

Scenes from the Goodell Creek campground in Newhalem, located just off of Route 20 alongside the scenic Skagit River.

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Park Visitors Eduardo Rojas and Irene Aquilar prepare dinner in Newhalem Creek Campground.
Park Visitors Eduardo Rojas and Irene Aquilar prepare dinner in Newhalem Creek Campground.

Campers prepare dinner at a campsite in the Newhalem Creek Campground. This was their first visit to the North Cascades, having recently relocated to the area from Texas.

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North Cascades National Park

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...[more]

Address

North Cascades National Park Complex
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Phone:(360) 854 7200
Email:noca_interpretation@nps.gov

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Directions

Primary access to North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area is from the State Route 20 (SR 20) corridor. Due to avalanche danger, the Washington State Department of Transportation typically closes the roadway between Ross Dam Trailhead and Lone Fir Campground from November to April. The Silver-Skagit Road to Hozomeen provides the only road access to the Ross Lake shoreline. This 37 mile (60 km) gravel road connects with B.C. Highway 1 (Exit 168) near Hope, British Columbia. Hiker and climber access to the northern Picket Range and Mount Shuksan is available from State Route 542 (SR 542) east of Bellingham and the Baker Lake Road northwest of Concrete. Passenger ferry and plane access to Stehekin is available from Chelan on U.S. Route 97. Hiker access to Stehekin begins at the Cascade Pass trailhead on the gravel Cascade River Road, the southbound Pacific Crest Trail from State Route 20 near the Rainy Pass picnic area, and from trailheads on the Twisp River Road.

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • CLIMBING CLIMBING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSE CAMPING HORSE CAMPING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • PADDLING PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SWIMMING SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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