Park Contact Information
North Cascades National Park. 810 Rte. 20, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, 98284. 360/854–7200; www.nps.gov/noca.
Chelan Ranger Station. The base for the Chelan National Recreation Area and Wenatchee National Forest has an information desk and a shop selling regional maps and books. 428 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan, Washington, 98816. 509/682–4900; www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. Closed weekends.
Glacier Public Service Center. This office doubles as a headquarters for the Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest; it has maps, a book and souvenir shop, and a permits desk. The center is also right on the way to some of the park's main trailheads. 10091 Mt. Baker Hwy., Glacier, Washington, 98244. 360/599–2714; www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. Late May, Fri.–Mon. 8–4:30; June–mid-Oct., daily 8–4:30; mid-Oct.–mid-May, weekends 9–3. Closed May--Sept., Mon.--Thurs; Oct.--mid-Mar., weekdays; late-Mar.--Apr..
Golden West Visitor Center. Rangers here offer guidance on hiking, camping, and other activities, as well as audiovisual and children's programs and bike tours. There's also an arts-and-crafts gallery. Maps and concise displays explain the layered ecology of the valley, which encompasses in its length virtually every ecosystem in the Northwest. Campers can pick up free backcountry permits. Note that access to Stehekin is by boat or trail only. Stehekin Valley Rd., Stehekin, Washington, 98852. 509/699–2080; www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. Closed Oct.--May.
North Cascades Park & Forest Information Center. This is the park's major administrative center and the place to pick up passes, permits, and information about current conditions. 810 Rte. 20, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, 98284. 360/854–7200; www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. Mid-Oct.–mid-May, weekdays 8–4:30; mid-May–mid-Oct., daily 8–4:30. Closed weekends in Oct.--mid-May.
North Cascades Visitor Center. The main visitor facility for the park complex has extensive displays on the surrounding landscape. Learn about the history and value of old-growth trees, the many creatures that depend on the rain-forest ecology, and the effects of human activity on the ecosystem. Park rangers frequently conduct programs; check bulletin boards for schedules. Milepost 120, North Cascades Hwy., Newhalem, Washington, 98283. 206/386–4495; www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. Closed Nov.--Apr. and weekdays in early May and Oct..
Wilderness Information Center. The main stop to secure backcountry and climbing permits for North Cascades National Park and the Lake Chelan and Ross Lake recreational areas, this office has maps, a bookshop, and nature exhibits. If you arrive after hours, there's a self-register permit stop outside. 7280 Ranger Station Rd., Marblemount, Washington, 98267. 360/854–7245; www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. Closed Oct.--Apr..