North Cascades

National Park Complex

(Including North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas)

Washington

Established: October 2, 1968

Area:

  • North Cascades National Park: 504,781 acres
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area: 117,575 acres
  • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area: 61,958 acres

Annual Visitors:

  • North Cascades National Park: 28,646 (2016)
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area: 728,353 (2011)
  • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area: 43,827 (2011)


Official Site: https://www.nps.gov/noca/index.htm

Wikipedia:

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From Wikipedia:

Although a couple of gravel roads open to the public enter the park (Cascade River Road beginning at Marblemount off HWY #20 and the Upper Stehekin Valley Road accessed from Stehekin via tour-boat from Chelan), most automobile traffic in the region travels on the North Cascades Highway (Washington State Route 20), which passes through the Ross Lake National Recreation Area.

Links

The Science of Larches: Why they grow here, why they lose their needles and why they they turn such a glowing gold

Washington Trails Association

http://www.wta.org/news/magazine/the-science-of-larches

Mount Baker Highway Daytrip Guide

TripSavvy

https://www.tripsavvy.com/mount-baker-highway-day-trip-guide-4136646

Mount Baker Highway Brochure

Whatcom County Tourism

https://www.bellingham.org/download/publications/mtbaker2016.pdf