North Cascades National Park
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Wilderness Information Center
WELCOME to the North Cascades
National Park Service Complex
Jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading
waterfalls and over 300 glaciers adorn the North Cascades National
Park Service Complex. Three park units in this mountainous region
are managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross
Lake, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
protected lands are united by a contiguous overlay of Stephen Mather
A Rich Tapestry
The mountains, forests, rivers and lakes of
North Cascades National Park Service Complex provide a rich tapestry
of visitor experience for all abilities and interests. Almost 400
miles of trails and vast undeveloped wilderness allow visitors to
experience nature with minimal human-caused intrusions.
experiences range from accessible trails to world class
mountaineering, including scenic drives, hiking, camping,
nature-watching, relaxation, boating and fishing.
Mountain Lakes Fishery Management Plan
The final Mountain Lakes Fishery Management
Plan for the North Cascades National Park Service Complex has been
issued and is available on the NPS park planning site.
The purpose of the Mountain Lakes Fishery
Management Plan is to guide cooperative fishery management actions
by the NPS and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in order
- Conserve native biological integrity
- Provide a spectrum of recreational
opportunities and visitor experiences, including sport fishing
- Resolve the long-standing debate and
conflicts over fish stocking in the naturally fishless
The North Cascades are Calling
You are invited to visit and enjoy North
Cascades National Park. As we enter our 5th decade of caring for the
park we need your help to care for the North Cascades. Enjoy a visit
to the park where recreation, education and restoration blend as
one. Experience the natural splendors of the North Cascades, meet
interesting people and contribute to the wellbeing of the park.
What�s not to do in the North Cascades
National Park Service Complex?
Outdoor activities, scenic vistas, and
educational opportunities abound. Stop by a visitor center and enjoy
an interpretive talk or a walk with a ranger. Visit the Ross Lake
National Recreation Area and stretch your legs at one of the stops
along the scenic North Cascades Highway.
Have a picnic, or go
camping with the family. Take a trip into the wilderness for a
premier backpacking or climbing experience. Ride the Lady of the
Lake to the historic and unique town of Stehekin in the heart of
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
Take a class from the North
Cascades Institute at the new Environmental Learning Center. Go
fishing in a lake or river. Perhaps, even take a rafting trip down a
river! Have a horse? Stock are welcome on many of the trails. Learn
about these activities and more from the links above.
Places to Picnic
- Colonial Creek
- Goodell Creek
- Harlequin Campground
- High Bridge
- Newhelman Creek
- Rainbow Falls
- Weaver Point
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