Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.John Muir
About the Park
North Cascades National Park in northwestern Washington State preserves the incredible mountain snowfields, glaciers, and lakes of the rugged northern Cascades. Located less than 3 hours from Seattle, this beauty of the park lies in the waterfalls, jagged peaks, and 300 glaciers, more than anywhere in the U.S. outside of Alaska.
Check out the view from the park!
Live it up!
Best Things to do in the Park
- See the amazing Diablo Lake Vista Point and gorgeous bluish-green waters
- Take the Scenic Drive on North Cascades Highway and see many overlooks, trailheads and lakes
- Hike a few of the wonderful trails throughout the park. We thought the Thunder Knob Trail was great for the views of Diablo Lake
- Drive to the Washington Pass Overlook for views of Liberty Bell Mountain
We had a great stay in Washington State and saw all three National Parks, including the drive through North Cascades. We stopped to do a little work one day, and fortunately, Bev had her technical assistant with her!
Size of Park
North Cascades National Park has more plant species within its border than any other National Park.
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