"The North Cascades are Calling!"

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.

Three hikers travel along a dirt trail in the mountains.

Hiking in the North Cascades

Hike the North Cascades to experience some of the finest mountain country in North America!

A man sets up a green tent in a campground.


Learn about the different camping options within the park complex.

Where and why they are required, and how to obtain a permit

Backcountry Permits

Backcountry permits are required year-round. Find out where they are required, why they are required, and how to obtain a permit.

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Current Conditions

Learn about current conditions for roads, trails, lakes, and more.

Boats and float plane docked along the shores of Lake Chelan with the mountains rising above.


The Stehekin Valley has long served as a passageway for travelers, linking Washington's interior wilderness to the rugged Cascade Mountains.

A black bear standing in a meadow.


Learn how to stay safe while enjoying the park complex.

A small subalpine lake with a sea of mountains in the background.

Wilderness Trip Planner

Plan a trip into the backcountry of the North Cascades.

Canoes loaded for camping  prepare to launch at the lakes edge.


Find information on boating in the park complex.

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.

A black bear walking through a field.


Learning about bears before your visit can help you have a safer and more enjoyable experience.

Last updated: October 2, 2021

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810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley , WA 98284


360 854-7200

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