North Cascades Dog Policy
North Cascades National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly
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.
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
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- Annual Visitors
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.
Dogs are allowed at many campgrounds while on a leash. Details below:
|Campground||Dogs Allowed?||# Dog Friendly Sites||Equipment|
|Colonial Creek North Campground||Yes||43||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Colonial Creek South Campground||Yes||95||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Goodell Creek Campground||Yes||19||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Gorge Lake Campground||Yes||8||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Lakeview Campground (Stehekin)||Yes||10||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|Lower Goodell Group Campground||Yes||2||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Newhalem Campground||Yes||107||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Purple Point Campground||Yes||6||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|Upper Goodell Group Campground||Yes||1||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|Campground details from Recreation.gov|
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