North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park

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VISIT North Cascades National Park:

Park Details

North Cascades National Park was established on October 2, 1968, and has a total area of 61,949 acres (97 square miles, or 251 square kilometers).

Address 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA, 98284
Phone360 854-7200
HoursAll year, 24 hours a day
Entrance FeeFree
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

North Cascades National Park is the 323rd most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit North Cascades National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit North Cascades National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit North Cascades National Park are July, August, June & September.

Park Visits9026441,2414,52010,65612,5768,58137310181
Avg Temp212328354349565651392721
Max Temp303441516164707066564030
Avg Temp131317212732373833251712
Min Temp-9-53111620252722120-10
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

North Cascades National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where North Cascades National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
North Cascades to Whistler, British Columbia6718
Olympic, Mount Rainier to Mount St. Helens3967

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to North Cascades National Park.

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve92 mi
San Juan Island National Historical Park106 mi
Mount Rainier National Park113 mi
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area114 mi
Waterton Lakes National Park121 mi
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve132 mi
Olympic National Park132 mi
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve188 mi
Whitman Mission National Historic Site189 mi
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area191 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near North Cascades National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Weaver Point - North Cascades National ParkStehekin, WA more 0 miles
Purple PointStehekin, WA more 1 miles
Moore PointStehekin, WA more 7 miles
Refrigerator HarborChelan, WA more 9 miles
South CreekTwisp, WA more 11 miles
Roads EndTwisp, WA more 11 miles
Poplar FlatTwisp, WA more 11 miles
MysteryTwisp, WA more 11 miles
War CreekTwisp, WA more 13 miles
Prince CreekChelan, WA more 15 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of North Cascades National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski BluewoodDayton, WA5,670 ft42%40 mi
Stevens PassLeavenworth, WA5,845 ft55%44 mi
Loup Loup Ski BowlOkanogan, WA5,280 ft53%45 mi
Manning Park Ski AreaManning Park, BC5,868 ft51%53 mi
Badger MountainEast Wenatchee, WA3,800 ft38%55 mi
Mt. BakerDeming, WA5,000 ft47%61 mi
Mission RidgeWenatchee, WA6,820 ft58%68 mi
The Summit at SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Pass, WA3,865 ft50%71 mi
Apex MountainHedley, BC7,187 ft49%82 mi
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%87 mi
Sasquatch MountainAgassiz, BC4,501 ft52%93 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into North Cascades National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to North Cascades National Park.

Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA97 mi
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC129 mi
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR209 mi
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB354 mi
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB463 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to North Cascades National Park.

Snohomish County (Paine Field) AirportPAEEverett, WA79 mi
Abbotsford International AirportYXXAbbotsford, BC91 mi
Bellingham International AirportBLIBellingham, WA91 mi
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC93 mi
Boeing Field King County International AirportBFISeattle, WA93 mi
Yakima Air Terminal McAllister FieldYKMYakima, WA121 mi
Kelowna International AirportYLWKelowna, BC127 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.

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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.