Just three hours northeast of Seattle, along the Canadian border, North Cascades National Park’s rugged beauty is characterized by conifer-clad mountains, deep forested valleys, peaceful lakes, cascading waterfalls, and over 300 glaciers — more than any other U.S. park outside of Alaska.
The largest in the North Cascades National Park Complex, the park is managed alongside nearby Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas, both areas popular with boaters. Ross Lake is also home to Ross Lake Resort, accessible only by ferry or hiking.
Visitors today can explore a range of outdoor activities, scenic vistas, and educational opportunities — from a scenic drive and a picnic to miles of trails ready for hiking or biking. Wildlife lovers will enjoy knowing the park is proud to shelter gray wolves, grizzly bears, and over 200 bird species.
Address: 7280 Ranger Station Road, Marblemount, Washington 98267
Coordinates: 48.539670, -121.448680