North Cascades National Park

Marblemount, WA

Where are we going?

North Cascades National Park
7280 Ranger Station Rd Marblemount
WA 98267

360 854-7200

What is there to do?

Only three hours from Seattle, North Cascades National Park is truly a stunning destination for an outdoor adventure!

This alpine landscape is incredibly diverse, from jagged peaks covered in over 300 glaciers, to cascading waters in forested valleys, and year round adventures for the family.

The visitor centers are the best place to start your adventure, where you can enjoy interpretive talks, walk with a ranger, and make a plan for your time surrounded by scenic vistas and outdoor adventure!

Kids can discover the animals that live in the park with the wildlife viewing opportunities, and those adventurous kids will love getting those hiking boots on and taking to the various miles of hiking trails.

Traverse the park by bike or car, relax and have a picnic, or stay and camp for a while! If you are feeling really adventurous, explore the wilderness for a premier backpacking or climbing adventure.

Have a horse? Great, there are plenty of trails to enjoy horseback riding! If you love fishing, there are plenty of lake and river opportunities for that too!

Ranger-led tours are regularly scheduled during the summer, and in winter although many operations are limited, you can still enjoy a number of activities (but take care)

A beautiful part of Washington state, and with FREE admission to the park, all you have to worry about it how many adventures you can fit into your day!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free entry! Some camping or docking fees may apply

Children: Free entry!


Need a little extra help?

The visitor centers are the best places to ask about accessibility of the region that you want to explore


When can we go?

North Cascades Visitor Center: 9am - 5pm, other center times vary so check online

Park operates year round, but services limited. North Cascades Visitor Center open mid-May to end of Sept. Check the website for the rest of the times.


Any top tips?

Check on their website before you go for the most up to date information on road closures, opening hours and other important information

I’m Hungry!

North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin has a restaurant, and concessions are often available in the visitor center

Healthy Eating

It's always a good idea when you travel to a national park to go prepared with food and water - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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