North Cascades National Park News
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Summer Repaving Project Affects Multiple Areas
May 10, 2022 | 8:30 am
Repaving parking lots, side roads, and campgrounds will cause temporary closures and delays at numerous locations at the Marblemount facilities and within North Cascades National Park Service Complex along State Route 20 and Cascade River Road.
2022 Helicopter Supported Wilderness Projects
May 5, 2022 | 7:56 am
Several projects with helicopter support will begin this season in the Stephen Mather Wilderness as snow levels recede. Time and distance of flights over and around wilderness will be minimized whenever possible. Flight dates are subject to change depending on weather and other safety factors.
Public Input Sought on Backcountry Camp Modifications
March 9, 2022 | 9:03 am
The public is invited to comment on a preliminary proposal to relocate Graybeal Hiker and Stock camps along the Brush Creek Trail and construct additional backcountry camp accommodations for the Pacific Crest Trail.
Temporary Closures for Peregrine Nesting
March 1, 2022 | 12:34 pm
Two established climbing management areas are closed to all public use from March 1, 2022 to July 15, 2022 to protect peregrine falcon nesting aeries.
Backcountry Permits Available Online Through Recreation.gov
January 25, 2022 | 3:57 pm
North Cascades National Park Service Complex will offer online trip planning and reservations on Recreation.gov for the May 27 through September 30, 2022 peak hiking season.
Don Striker Selected as Superintendent for North Cascades National Park Service Complex
September 21, 2021 | 10:43 am
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Don Striker to serve as the superintendent of North Cascades NPS Complex starting in November. This position oversees North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake and Lake Chelan national recreation areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.