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Two National Park Visitor Centers Close for Winter 11/18/2013

To re-open the government, Congress provided funds at Fiscal Year 2013 levels through January 15 – final funding for Fiscal Year 2014 will not be resolved before then. Given the continuing fiscal uncertainty, the National Park Service will exercise extreme caution in spending to ensure that available funding is directed to the highest resource priorities and serves the most visitors.

The Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin receives on average less than 50 visitors per month during the winter. In an effort to conserve the park’s limited operating budget the Golden West Visitor Center will be closed beginning Friday November 15, 2013 through Friday March 16, 2014.
The Golden West Visitor Center will reopen on March 17, 2014 and will be open on days and hours to match the ferry schedule at that time.

The restaurant and North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin Landing will continue to be open with lunch only being served during winter ferry dock times and days. A small number of rooms will be available to visitors. For reservations, call (509) 682-4494

Additionally, in keeping with previous seasonal closures, the North Cascades Visitor Center in Newhalem will be closed November 4, 2013 – May 3, 2014. Park headquarters visitor center in Sedro Woolley will be open all winter except for weekends and all federal holidays.