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Camping Guide for North Cascades National Park

By: Mary Jones

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Go Hiking

Explore the park's many hiking paths, which range from moderate day treks to difficult backcountry climbs. Don't miss the renowned Cascade Pass Trail and the breathtaking Sahale Arm vistas.

Wildlife Watching

Look out for animals such as black bears, mountain goats, marmots, and a variety of bird species. The park is a paradise for environment lovers and animal photographers.

Scenic Drives

Enjoy stunning views of the rocky mountains, glaciers, and pristine lakes on a picturesque drive along the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20).

Boating and Kayaking

Paddle on the calm waters of Ross Lake or Diablo Lake in a kayak or canoe. It's an excellent approach to take in the natural splendour of the park.


Cast your line into the park's lakes and rivers if you're an angler. The park has trout, salmon, and steelhead fishing options.


North Cascades National Park is a photographer's dream. Capture the stunning scenery, alpine meadows, and gorgeous waterfalls.

Visit the Visitor Centers

Visit the visitor centres to learn about the geology, ecology, and cultural history of the region through exhibits and ranger-led programmes.

Go Camping

Spend the night camping at one of the park's campsites. Enjoy the calm and tranquillity of the surrounding environment.


North Cascades National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve. A stunning array of stars and cosmic wonders may be seen on a clear night.


If you're an experienced traveller, do a multi-day backpacking excursion into the park's remote and less-traveled parts. Overnight stays in the wilderness require a permit.