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No one can see the future, but you can plan the best vacation possible with travel alert resources on this page

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Video made possible in part with assistance from Okanogan County Tourism and Chelan County Tourism Hotel-Motel Tax funds

Smoke Season Resources

Chelan County Emergency Management -- https://www.facebook.com/CCSOEM/

Okanogan County Emergency Management -- https://www.facebook.com/Okanogan.County.Emergency.Management/

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest -- https://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest -- https://www.fs.usda.gov/mbs

Department of Natural Resources Twitter -- https://twitter.com/waDNR_fire


Washington State Department of Transportation

Campfire Restrictions

Campfire

Campfires Banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and Portions of North Cascades National Park 

 

Sedro Woolley, WA– Effective Friday, July 29, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills, are banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the area of North Cascades National Park located in Chelan County. This includes all National Park Service lands south and east of Cascade Pass, Park Creek Pass and Rainy Pass as well as the entire Stehekin Valley. Stoves or grills that are solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels for the purpose of cooking are allowed in all locations.
 
In the areas of North Cascades National Park unaffected by this ban, campfires are permitted in established fire pits. Check with surrounding agencies and counties for any additional fire restrictions.
 
Ensure that campfires are out and cold to the touch before leaving the area. Use caution when smoking and do not discard cigarette butts.
 
Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is always prohibited.
 
If smoke or flames are visible, please dial 911 or report at any ranger station. 

Be Prepared for Road Construction Travel Delays

North Cascades Travel Alerts

Marblemount Ranger Station, facilities and parking areas

(dates updated July 29, 2022)

Facilities and parking areas at the Marblemount Ranger Station will be impacted by the project. Facilities will remain open, but visitors may experience wait times up to one hour.

Campgrounds Along State Route 20

(dates updated July 29, 2022)

From July 24-August 18, numerous areas associated with campgrounds will be closed. Closures will be staggered during this time and include campgrounds, parking lots, pullouts, overlooks, and access beyond the Skagit River bridge, including North Cascades Visitor Center. Campground closures include:

Cascade River Road

(dates updated August 6, 2022)

From July 22-mid-late August, Cascade River Road will be closed to vehicle traffic at Eldorado, milepost 20, three miles from the trailhead. Work is weather dependent. Foot traffic is allowed beyond the closure for most of the project timeframe. Visitors should expect loud noises and dust during the project.

Other Areas Along State Route 20

(dates updated August 2, 2022)

Numerous areas along State Route 20 will be affected. Closures include Diablo Lake Overlook, the road to the Environmental Learning Center, overlooks and pull outs, and the Happy Creek Nature Trail parking area.

The following area is tentatively scheduled for August 4, dates are subject to change:

The following areas are tentatively scheduled for August 12, dates are subject to change:

US 2 - Stevens Pass Region -- Now through October, 2022

Between milepost 62 and 71 (summit of Stevens Pass), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a reduced speed zone, lane shifts, and intermittent flagger controlled traffic. Travelers should plan for longer than normal travel times over the summit of Stevens Pass.