North Cascades National Park Service Complex encompasses 684,000 acres of wilderness, trails and rivers, as well as Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. In this vast terrain are jagged mountains, hundreds of glaciers and old-growth forests that have never been cut, with large, magnificent trees and tiered canopies of fir, hemlock and cedar. The snowy winters at this park produce stunning waterfalls in the spring — a phenomenon that is so beloved, the Cascade Range is named for them.
Urge NPS to recover North Cascade grizzlies
The North Cascades National Park is incomplete without the grizzly bear. Wherever they thrive, so does wildness, clean water, and abundant native fish and wildlife.Take Action
We had visited North Cascades National Park several years ago, a mostly driving visit where we caught beautiful sights of the snow-covered North Cascade mountains. One distinct memory that lingers is that of a snow-clad mountain peak perfectly reflected in a lake. This summer we decided to visit again, and…
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