National Park

North Cascades Dog Policy

North Cascades National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Limited
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

The highly glaciated mountains of the North Cascades Range exhibit spectacular and complex geologic history. Between the river valleys and high peaks there are eight diverse life zones with 75 mammal and 1,600 vascular plant species. Popular hiking and climbing areas of the Stephen Mather Wilderness include Cascade Pass, Mount Shuksan, Mount Triumph, and Eldorado Peak. Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas adjoin the two segments of the park and are all administered together.[1]

North Cascades National Park is a somewhat dog friendly national park. However, dogs are not allowed in most of the park -- the main exceptions are a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, within 50' of roads, and many campgrounds.

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Pet Policy Details
789 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed only on the Pacific Crest Trail while on a leash. They are not allowed on any other trails at North Cascades National Park.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at many campgrounds while on a leash. Details below:

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Colonial Creek North Campground Yes 42 Car, RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Colonial Creek South Campground Yes 92 RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Goodell Creek Campground Yes 19 RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Gorge Lake Campground Yes 8 Car Reservations/Info
Harlequin Campground Yes 8 Tent Reservations/Info
Hozomeen Campground No
Lakeview Campground (Stehekin) Yes 10 Tent Reservations/Info
Lower Goodell Group Campground Yes 2 RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Newhalem Campground Yes 106 RV, Tent, Trailer Reservations/Info
Purple Point Campground Yes 6 Tent Reservations/Info
Upper Goodell Group Campground Yes 1 Tent Reservations/Info
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Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along roads while on a leash under 6'. Dogs must remain within 50' of the road.

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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