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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

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So what does "Park Fully Open" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, North Cascades National Park is currently fully open. This means all operations are back to normal. This can mean there are still restrictions on social distancing, travel and/or masks. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

North Cascades National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Washington and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

North Cascades National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Washington and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 24, 2021
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North Cascades National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's North Cascades National Park - News section for more.

  • Campfire Ban Lifted for Olympic and North Cascades National Parks and Olympic and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests

    September 16, 2021 | 3:42 pm

    Interagency fire managers announce the campfire ban is lifted effective Thursday, September 16, on all lands and campgrounds within Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bear Creek and Moraine Lake Fires Update

    August 18, 2021 | 11:29 am

    Despite higher temperatures over the weekend, there was minimal fire activity on Bear Creek Fire. The most recent weather system brought cooler temperatures and 0.3 inches of rain Monday night with no increased fire behavior. Continued cool temperatures and additional moisture is forecasted for the fire area; significant moisture is not expected.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bear Creek Fire Continues to Burn Slowly to the South

    August 12, 2021 | 12:14 pm

    The Bear Creek Fire continues to burn slowly along the southern portion of the fire’s perimeter. The fire remains an estimated 1,000 acres. An increase in fire behavior could occur over the next few days due to hot and dry temperatures; cooler and wetter temperatures are predicted to return to the area early next week.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bear Creek Fire: Seeking Information, Person of Interest

    August 5, 2021 | 11:50 am

    US Park Rangers are investigating the Bear Creek Fire burning in the Chilliwack drainage. Rangers are looking to speak with a hiker that reportedly accessed the Hannegan Pass Trailhead area on a bicycle (see attached photo) on or about July 26th, 2021. The hiker of interest has been described as a white male 30 to 35 years of age, 5’7” to 5’9” in height, short dark hair (balding) and a stubby beard.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Minimal Fire Behavior on Bear Creek Fire

    August 4, 2021 | 4:28 pm

    Minimal fire behavior with slow growth on the Bear Creek Fire was observed over the last few days. With improved smoke and weather conditions, air operations were successful on Tuesday to fly the perimeter of the Bear Creek Fire. The fire is estimated at 1,000 acres, an increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping information; the footprint of the fire has not grown significantly. Minimal fire behavior is expected to continue in the coming days as weather is predicted to bring cooler temperatures and additional moisture to the area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cascade River Road Closed

    August 4, 2021 | 1:25 pm

    Cascade River Road is now closed to all traffic, both foot and vehicle, at milepost 20, three miles before the trailhead.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bear Creek Fire Update

    August 1, 2021 | 12:47 pm

    The Bear Creek Fire received approximately .10 inches of rain overnight and is currently receiving additional moisture today. The fire is estimated at 150 acres. Acreage is expected to increase as more accurate mapping information becomes available.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bear Creek Fire

    July 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm

    A large fire is active in the Chilliwack area in North Cascades National Park. The Bear Creek Fire was detected Friday morning and is about 100 acres and growing.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Campfires Banned in All Portions of North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

    July 15, 2021 | 8:00 am

    Effective Friday, July 16, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans and barbeque grills, are banned in all portions of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex – North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. This includes all National Park Service lands and campgrounds along State Route 20 as well as Hozomeen and the entire Stehekin Valley.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Campfires Banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and Portions of North Cascades National Park

    July 1, 2021 | 11:22 am

    Effective Friday, July 2, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills, are banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the area of North Cascades National Park located in Chelan County. This includes all National Park Service lands south and east of Cascade Pass, Park Creek Pass and Rainy Pass as well as the entire Stehekin Valley. Stoves or grills that are solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels for the purpose of cooking are allowed in all locations.

    Read more at nps.gov