North Cascades National Park Complex Locator Map

Fast Facts

Total Area
505,000 acres
Annual Visitation
26,935 in 2012 (view all years)
Creation Date
October 2, 1968
Entrance Fee
Time Zone
Lowest Elevation
605 feet at Goodell Creek
Highest Elevation
9,206 feet at on Goode Mountain
Lowest Average Temp
30F in January
Record Low Temp
-4F in 1968
Highest Average Temp
76F in July
Record High Temp
108F in 1965
Our Last Visit
August 2007

Park Contact Information

North Cascades National Park Complex
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Info at (360) 856-5700 ext. 515
Fax to (360) 856-1934 (Fax)

Park Creation Timeline

Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, and North Cascades National Park are all created, forming this complex of three NPS units managed as one

Animals and Plants

Mammal species include 75 species in 21 families. Among these are gray wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, wolverines, river otters, cougars, lynx, and bobcats, along with bats and many smaller animals. The NPS has prepared a checklist of park mammals.
12 species of amphibians can be found in the park's streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. These include frogs, toads, and salamanders. There are a few species of snakes, lizards, and one turtle, the painted turtle. The NPS has prepared a checklist of park reptiles and amphibians.
Over 200 species of birds in 38 families can be found in the park. Of particular note is the Skagit River area, which attracts the largest winter concentrations of bald eagles in the continental US.

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