North Cascades National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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North Cascades National Park,

504,781 acres (204,436 hectares), N Washington. Located in the Cascade RangeCascade Range,
mountain chain, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, extending S from British Columbia to N Calif., where it becomes the Sierra Nevada; it parallels the Coast Ranges, 100–150 mi (161–241 km) inland from the Pacific Ocean.
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, the park has outstanding alpine scenery, including high jagged peaks, glaciers, icefalls, hanging valleys, and mountain lakes in high glacial cirques. Western slopes are rainy, with rain forests and other luxuriant vegetation; the eastern slopes are drier. Lake Chelan and Ross Lake national recreation areas adjoin the park, which was established in 1968. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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North Cascades National Park

Address:810 SR 20
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

Phone:360-856-5700
Fax:360-856-1934
Web: www.nps.gov/noca/
Size: 504,781 acres.
Established: Established on October 2, 1968. Wilderness designated on November 16, 1988. The Stephen Mather Wilderness Area extends into Lake Chelan and Ross Lake national recreation areas (see separate entries) and the three park units in this mountainous region are managed as one.
Location:In northwestern Washington. Access to the Park is from I-5 at Burlington, west of the mountains, and Twisp, on the east, following WA 20 (North Cascades Scenic Highway). WA 20, the major access to Ross Lake NRA, is partially closed from approximately mid-November to mid-April due to the weather.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabins, lodging, boat rentals, restaurant/snacks, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, fishing, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, wildlife viewing, auto touring, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing.
Special Features:In this wilderness park, high jagged peaks intercept moisture-laden winds, producing glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, lush forests and meadows, and a great diversity of flora and fauna. The park and adjacent recreation areas encompass more than 300 glaciers, more than any other national park in the contiguous United States. Almost 400 miles of trails and vast undeveloped wilderness allow visitors to experience nature with minimal human intrusion.

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The actual international park included the North Cascades National Park Complex in the U.
General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment: North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
Three decades later, North Cascades National Park was carved out of three national forests.
Although the 1988 management plan for North Cascades National Park recommended that the park become the core of a protected regional ecosystem, and that discussions about an international park be initiated with British Columbia, nothing tangible materialized.
We had an international vision in the early 1960a when we pushed to establish North Cascades National Park, but we lacked the scientific arguments to do then what we can do now.
The densely forested ridges of North Cascades National Park rise abruptly above the shore, where moss-covered firs and cedars cling to sculpted rocks like trees in a traditional Japanese painting.
WHERE: North Cascades National Park is not far from the Canadian border, about 110 miles' worth of driving northeast of Seattle.
Evidence is mounting that the burning of fossil fuels is affecting our climate, and this, of course, translates into global warming, which contributes to glacial melting," says Jon Riedel, geologist at North Cascades National Park in Washington.
Write or call North Cascades National Park, 2105 Highway 20, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284; (360) 856-5700.
North Cascades Institute, North Cascades National Park, 2105 Highway 20, Sedro Woolley 98284; (206) 856-5700.
Oregon's only national park didn't make the list that includes Olympic, Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks in Washington.
Stocked fish are also a problem in some lakes at Mount Rainier and North Cascades national parks in Washington--according to studies conducted by USGS scientist Gary Larson.

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