North Cascades Fast Facts
How big is North Cascades National Park?
North Cascades covers a total area of 505,000 acres or 789 square miles.
How many people visit North Cascades National Park?
17,855 people visited North Cascades in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at North Cascades Visitation Stats.
When was North Cascades National Park created?
North Cascades was made a national park on October 2, 1968.
What are the highest and lowest elevations in North Cascades National Park?
North Cascades’ lowest point is 605 feet at Goodell Creek. The highest point in North Cascades is 9,206 feet on Goode Mountain.
What time zone is North Cascades National Park located in?
North Cascades is in the Pacific Time Zone.
How much does it cost to enter North Cascades National Park?
There is no entrance fee for North Cascades National Park.
Five Random Facts About North Cascades
The major lakes in the park complex were formed by dams and are currently managed by Seattle Power and Light for hydroelectric power.
Where is North Cascades National Park?
North Cascades National Park is located in the northern part of Washington state, running all the way to the international border with British Columbia, Canada. Most of the park’s land is extremely remote and hard to access.
The National Park Service manages the park together with Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. Most of the easily visited spots are actually within these areas. The towns of Marblemount to the west and Winthrop to the east are convenient bases for visitors. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to North Cascades.