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Wildfires are currently active near the Cascade Loop. This can mean wildfire danger, road closures/diversions and air quality impacts. Please utilize the following links to ensure you are armed with information before you head out.

WS Department of Transportation Road Closure Information (Fire, Major Construction and Vehicle Collision, Weather)

When we learn of specific closures, we share it on our social channels - so be sure to follow us:



Fire Resources

USDA Forest Service Active Fire Mapping

Northwest Large Fire Interactive Web Map

Chelan County Emergency Management

Okanogan County Emergency Management

Department of Natural Resources Twitter

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Outbreak Information

Updated July 13, 2021

The Cascade Loop is a 440-mile scenic byway that crosses through many regions of Washington State. The safety of visitors and local residents is our highest priority. Please educate yourself with the latest information before finalizing your travel planning. 

On June 30, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee issued an updated Covid 19: Washington Ready plan, effectively re-opening all counties in Washington State. So the Cascade Loop and Washington State is open for business and recreation!

Face Covering and Social Distancing Requirements for Fully Vaccinated individuals have been dropped for the most part - Please Read:

Fully vaccinated individuals can proceed as normal; unvaccinated people will need to continue wearing masks indoors. Most travel sectors can operate as they did prior to the pandemic event, with the caveat that they follow workplace safety requirements (which come from LNI). Hotels, Campgrounds, Restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, and grocery stores are now fully open. And with the exception of large indoor events like sports, concerts, and conventions, there are no capacity or occupancy limits.

The new masking guidance does not apply to health care settings like hospitals, long-term care, or doctor’s offices;  public transportation; summer camps and schools. In these settings, all people—regardless of vaccination status—must continue to wear a mask.

PLEASE NOTE: Individual businesses MAY exercise the option to be more strict and can continue to enforce masking, distancing, and handwashing—whatever is appropriate in those spaces.

Further Travel Guidance: 

Washingtonians and others who may be visiting Washington from outside the state are expected to comply with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) current COVID-19 travel advisory guidance. This guidance recommends travelers delay travel until they are fully vaccinated, at which point they can travel safely within the United States.

If not vaccinated, travelers are expected to follow CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated people, which includes testing before and after travel, wearing a mask, continuing to socially distance and maintain good hand hygiene.

Detailed guidance for domestic and international travelers is available on the CDC website.

Washington State Impact 

Important Information for Travelers