North Cascades National Park Travel Guide
Plan Your North Cascades National Park Vacation
Countless snow-clad mountain spires dwarf narrow glacial valleys in this 505,000-acre expanse of the North Cascades, which encompasses three diverse natural areas. North Cascades National Park is the core of the region, flanked by Lake Chelan National Recreation Area to the south and Ross Lake National Recreation Area to the north; all are part of the Stephen T. Mather Wilderness Area. It’s a spectacular gathering of snowy peaks, glacial meadows, plunging canyons, and cold, deep-blue lakes. Traditionally the lands of several American Indian tribes, it's fitting that it's still completely wild—and wildlife-filled.
Accommodations in North Cascades National Park are rustic, cozy, and comfortable. Options range from plush Stehekin lodges... read more
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Pure wilderness: Nearly 400 miles of mountain and meadow trails immerse hikers in pristine natural panoramas, with sure... Read more
Bald eagles are present year-round along the Skagit River and the lakes—in December, hundreds flock to the Skagit to feed on a rare... Read more
Tent campers can choose between forest sites, riverside spots, lake grounds, or meadow spreads encircled by mountains. Here camping is as... Read more
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