National Recreation Areas
National Wilderness Areas
North Cascades Conservation Council. PO Box 95980, Seattle, WA 98145-2980.
North Cascades Highway Weekly Update
North Cascades Highway weekly report on road and weather conditions from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
North Cascades National
Park - National Park Service Web
The park encompasses high jagged peaks, steep ridges, deep valleys, countless cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciers. Also includes information on Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
NP - Report on Park Conditions
Park Service site reports on general condition of the park, roads, trails, campgrounds, lakes and rivers.
North Cascades National Park
Site offers information about activities, camping, hiking, lodging, sights, weather and other park details. Useful for planning a trip, vacation or obtaining additional information about the park.
North Cascades National Park (GORP)
Information on hiking, fishing, scenic driving, natural history, environment, travel, camping, lodging, glaciers, waterfalls, wildlife, and more.
Seattle City Light, Seattle's public utility, offers tours of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project on Ross Lake in the rugged North Cascades. The featured tour is the Ross Dam tour and lasts about four hours and includes a brief film of the project, a 560-foot ride up Sourdough Mountain on the Incline Railway, a 25-minute boat cruise to the Ross Powerhouse and ends with an all-you-can eat chicken lunch with all the trimmings. (Vegetarian spaghetti is available upon request when you make reservations for the tour.) The Skagit Hydroelectric Project is located in the heart of the North Cascade Mountains, just 2 and one-half hours from downtown Seattle.
The Wild Washington Campaign is a broad alliance of conservation, recreation, angling, religious and other grassroots organizations dedicated to permanently protecting roadless and wild public land across Washington State.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Moon Spotlight Washington's Northern Cascades Camping & Hiking by Tom Stienstra and Scott Leonard. Compact guide covering the region's camping and hiking sights with at-a-glance icons to activities. Hiking descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and clear driving directions are included. Order now...
Hiking the North Cascades, 2nd Edition by Erik Molvar. This comprehensive guide is your passport to one of the most beautiful and truly wild reaches of North America describing 105 of the region's best and most varied hikes, from a few choice short excursions to a whole host of day trips and overnight treks. Order now...
Day Hiking North Cascades by Craig Romano. This compact guide covers t a broad range of hiking options. This is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highway and other travel corridors with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip. Order now...
Day Hike! North Cascades by Mike McQuaide. Organized by major highways and roads for easy trail-finding, clear descriptions of each trail, including mileage and estimated hiking time, elevation gain, possible trail conditions, difficulty level, map references, necessary permits, options for dogs and bikes, and where to find further information. Order now...
Highroad Guide to the Washington Cascades by Allan May. This guide contains detailed trail instructions and 50 maps in an easy to use format leading you to the best sites of Washington's Cascade Mountains. Order now...
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