Take caution and check for road closures due to wildfires in the North Cascades.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 24, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT:
Denise M. Shultz Chief, Visitor Services
denise_m_shultz@nps.gov
360-854-7302
https://www.nps.gov/noca/siteindex.htm

North Cascades National Park Service Complex Modifies Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

North Cascades National Park Service Complex, in response to the Stay Home, Stay Safe Proclamation and Proclamation 20-14 Reduction of Statewide Limits on Gatherings issued by the Governor of the State of Washington, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

 As of March 25, North Cascades National Park Service Complex will offer no services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At North Cascades National Park Service Complex, the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the state order, including providing restrooms, collecting trash, maintaining access roads, and operating campgrounds, boat ramps, and visitor information and services.

Closed Campgrounds

  • Hozomeen
  • Colonial
  • Newhalem
  • Gorge
  • Goodell
  • Lakeview
  • Purple Point
  • Harlequin
  • High Bridge
  • All group sites

Closed Boat Rentals

  • Colonial
  • Goodell
  • Gorge

Closed Access Roads

  • Cascade River Road
  • Thornton Lakes
  • Upper Goodell Road  

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at North Cascades National Park Service Complex is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website nps.gov/noca and social media channels.  

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations. 


        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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