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.
"The North Cascades are Calling!"
October 2, 2018, is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of North Cascades National Park Service Complex.
NPS Trip Planning Guide
No one plans on getting hurt while out exploring in a National Park. Learn how to stay safe in a National Park.
Boating and Fishing
Boating, portage, and fishing information.
Food Storage Requirements
It's mandatory to store food and other smellables so that it is safe from wildlife. Learn how & why to do it properly.
Hiking in the North Cascades
Hike the North Cascades to experience the some of the finest mountain country in North America!
The Stehekin Valley has long served as a passageway for travelers, linking Washington's interior wilderness to the rugged Cascade Mountains.
Glacier Monitoring Program
Scientists monitor more than 300 glaciers within the park to understand effects of climate change on them and the North Cascades ecosystem.
Last updated: June 7, 2018