North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park

Golden West Visitor Center and Ranger Station

Latitude, Longitude: 48.308832, -120.656319

North Cascades National Park Visitor Center

Current Hours

Phone
206 386-4495 ext.11

Location
Across the Skagit River from the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) near milepost 120 and the town of Newhalem. Adjacent to Newhalem Creek Campground.

Special Programs
Special presentations available for school and other groups by prior arrangement.

Exhibits
Relief map of the park and surrounding area, exhibit room featuring multimedia exhibits on the park's natural and cultural history.

Available Facilities
Theater featuring large format slide program and video presentation. Several short, accessible interpretive trails and restrooms. (More)

North Cascades National Park Headquarters Information Station

Current Hours

Phone
360 854-7200

Location
In Sedro-Woolley, Washington, along the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) about 5 miles east of I-5. One and one-half hours north of Seattle.

Special Programs
This station is operated jointly with the Mt. Baker District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, which adjoins North Cascades National Park to the west. North Cascades Institute, U.S. Geological Survey and the North Cascades branch of the Northwest Interpretive Association share this office.

Exhibits
Relief map of the park and adjacent national forests.

Available Facilities
Information desk. Sales area with books, maps, videos, and other items related to the national park and adjacent national forests.

Wilderness Information Center

Current Hours

Phone
360 854-7245

Location
Near Marblemount, WA, located approximately 1 mile down Ranger Station Road, which leaves the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) at milepost 105.3 just west of Marblemount.

Closures
Closed in winter. Backcountry permits are required year-round and are available at an outdoor self-issue station when the office is closed.

Exhibits
Exhibits about wilderness and backcountry travel. Relief map. Sales of books, maps, and other items related to wilderness, hiking, and climbing.

Available Facilities
This center is the main backcountry permit office for North Cascades National Park and the adjacent Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. (More)

Golden West Visitor Center and Ranger Station

Current Hours

Phone
360 854-7365

Location
Several minute's walk from the passenger ferry landing at Stehekin Landing near the north end of 50-mile long Lake Chelan. Reached via passenger ferry, trail, or float plane. No road connections outside the area.

Special Programs
Arts & Humanities of Stehekin operates the gallery and feature a series of exhibits of work by local artists and crafts people.

Exhibits
Relief map and exhibits on natural and cultural history of the area.

Available Facilities
Information desk, sales of books, maps, and other items related to the area. Obtain free backcountry permits here for trips into the park's wilderness. Audiovisual program available throughout the day. Daytime short talks. In summer, children's programs, guided walks, bicycle tours and nightly evening programs.

Directions

Several minute's walk from the passenger ferry landing at Stehekin Landing near the north end of 50-mile long Lake Chelan. Reached via passenger ferry, trail, or float plane. No road connections outside the area.