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North Cascades, Washington
Visitor Information

Columbia Cascades Cluster
Twenty units of the National Park System in Washington, Oregon and Idaho make up the Columbia Cascades Cluster.

Mountain Pass Road Reports
Current road conditions and live web cams for Washington mountain passes including the Mt. Baker and North Cascades highways.

North Cascades Conservation Council
Organized in 1957 to "protect and preserve the North Cascades' scenic, scientific, recreational, educational, and wilderness values" , the council generates programs to keep government officials, environmental organizations, and the general public informed about issues affecting the Greater North Cascades Ecosystem. Action is pursued through legislative, legal, and public participation channels to protect the lands, waters, plants and wildlife.

North Cascades Institute
The Institute provides field-based environmental education about the natural history and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Web site offers information about the institute's history, news, natural history seminars, educational programs and publications.

North Cascades National Park
The Go Northwest! travel guide and directory to the North Cascades National Park including visitor information, accommodations, attractions and activities.

North Cascades Highway Weekly Update
North Cascades Highway weekly report on road and weather conditions from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Ross Lake National Recreation Area
Travel guide on lodging, travel maps, Ross Lake weather and more.

Whatcom County
Official web site of the county includes a section on parks and recreation, of interest to the visitor.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Snowater Resort
Resort is situated on 20 acres of natural park land surrounded by the Nooksack River and National Forest. The facility features an all-electric, two-story, two- bedroom, two-bath townhouse accommodations with fireplace; washer/dryer; complete kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, range and frig; and a furnished balcony. The resort is located 34 miles east of Bellingham WA on the Mt Baker Highway, approximately 2 hours north of Seattle and east of Vancouver, Canada. Nearby facilities include restaurants, bistros, live entertainment, hiking trails, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing.

ACTIVITIES

Bicycling

Bicycling the North Cascades Highway
The full title of this first person account of a great ride, "Bicycling the North Cascades Highway From Puget Sound to the Idaho Border," pretty well tells the tale.

Fairs and Festivals

Evergreen State Fair. 14405 179th Avenue SE, PO Box 129, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-805-6700; 24 Hour Events Hotline 425-339-3309. August

Fishing

Dennis Dickson Fly Fishing Guide
Guided fly fishing trips on the Skagit, Sauk and Stilly. Web site features trip descriptions, fishing reports, current conditions, books and more.

Hiking

Pacific Crest Trail - Washington Section
A guide covering the Pacific Crest Trail as it traverses the North Cascade Mountains in the state of Washington. This section of the Pacific Crest Trail runs 70 miles between Interstate 91 at Snoqualmie Pass and Route 2 at Stevens Pass. Generally it would take an average of five to seven days to hike this entire section. The hiker will pass a half dozen classic high alpine lakes each day along the trail, each one a prime destination in itself.

Scenic Drives

Cascade Loop Travel Guide

Whitewater Rafting

North Cascades River Expeditions
Whitewater rafting in the Washington Cascades, including river descriptions, stories, blooper photos, guide training, and current water levels.

Osprey River Adventures
Offers whitewater rafting adventures and family float trips in the Methow River Valley near Winthrop in eastern Washington, and also in the Skagit River.

Ski to Sea, May
A popular festival and relay race held each year over the Memorial Day weekend. Features parades, carnivals, street fairs, and gallery, garden, and home tours. The big race is a rigorous 85-mile relay incorporating seven different venues from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay.

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