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.


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:

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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