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North Cascades Visitor Center

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Very helpful!

Unfortunately it was raining the day we visited North Cascades, and we couldn't do much in the way... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Sherry C
Worth visiting if approaching from Seattle

If you are visiting the North Cascades National Park from the Seattle direction then it's worth... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
David M
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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North Cascades Highway, Near milepost 120, Adjacent to Newhalem Creek Campground, North Cascades National Park, WA 98267
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Unfortunately it was raining the day we visited North Cascades, and we couldn't do much in the way of hiking, although we did manage to walk a few of the shorter trails before the rain really kicked in. Fog engulfed much of the area, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sherry C
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We visited North Cascades National Park as a great stop on a two-day drive between Vancouver and Boise. The North Cascades Visitor Center at the west entrance of the park was a quick, must-do stop for us. Note, there are multiple centers in and around...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank raharrington85
Reviewed September 24, 2018

One CANNOT go to a National Park without going to the Visitor Center. That's the case also with North Cascades National Park. The Visitor Center is an attractive building. But there's not much in it (it does have a 3D map. So it gets extra...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Should you stop at the visitor's center or not? In this case, the answer is an emphatic yes, especially if you are traveling with children or oldsters. The VC has movies, displays and other educational opportunities that will feed the intellect. But, the VC also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dalsmith2016
Reviewed August 18, 2018

-This is a small visitor center, yet it is a really nice one. -Rangers were really friendly and helpful. They helped us plan out our day. -We watched a bunch of short films (I believe there were 5 different ones that played in a loop)....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

On our annual cross country motorcycle trip we had the chance to stop here. We enjoyed learning about the area and was able to get some answers about Best roads for a bike. Be sure and take in the theater presentation. Travel safe...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank skier259
Reviewed July 8, 2018

If you are visiting the North Cascades National Park from the Seattle direction then it's worth visiting, unfortunately if you are coming from the east then the centre is after you've gone through the park. It's a good centre with helpful advice available from Rangers,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Northern Cascades the first week in October & planned to get a map & other information at the Visitor Center. We checked the website, which said that the Center was open daily through October. However, when we showed up Monday morning, October...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here to get info on the park and were told the pink salmon were spawning in the river. We took the River trail loop which was beautiful by itself but was even better when we got to the river and saw hundreds...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank fishing_crazy5500
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Well maintained, clean visitor's center with good information about hiking, camping and the general area. Includes a small gift shop, nice indoor restrooms and helpful rangers.

Date of experience: August 2017
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