North Cascades National Park offers hundreds of glaciers, dozens of waterfalls, high mountains and abundant wildlife. It's just waiting for you to discover its natural beauty. Before you do, take this quiz to learn more about North Cascades National Park.
How long does it take to drive to North Cascades National Park from Seattle, Washington?
about one hour
about 90 minutes
about two hours
North Cascades National Park contains more than 300:
ancient ruin sites
Which visitor center is open daily throughout the summer?
Goodell Creek Visitor Center
North Cascades Visitor Center
Golden West Visitor Center
Where does the North Cascades mountain range begin?
in the state of Oregon
What trees are abundant in the forests of North Cascades National Park?
spruce and gum
redwood and oak
fir and pine
What type of winds blow in from Puget Sound to the western side of the mountains?
What are the limitations on hunting in North Cascades National Park?
You can only hunt a certain type of duck, the American Black Duck.
It must be in season and with a special permit.
You pay a daily fee for hunting.
Why are the mountains in North Cascades National Park sometimes referred to as the American Alps?
because they are so rugged and vertical
because they are so high
because they are covered in snow
Who said these words in 1814: "A more difficult route to travel never fell to man's lot."?
Damnation Peak, Forbidden Peak and Desolation Peak are so named because:
Many people have died while trying to climb them.
The person who named them was a pessimist.
They imposed many hardships on early trappers and prospectors.
How do you reach the wilderness camping grounds?
by hiking there
by means of shuttle buses
What dates back to 1925 at the Buckner Homestead?
a long driveway
a cattle ranch
What lies at the heart of the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area?
a huge barbecue and picnic area
a lookout that allows you to see for miles around
What is unique about the North Cascades Highway?
It is the longest highway in North America.
It's the only paved road in the park.
It has no maximum speed limit.
What do the black bears feed on in North Cascades National Park?
How did the early inhabitants of the North Cascades National Park area support themselves?
by basket weaving
by fishing, hunting and gathering
What small community is found at the shores of Lake Chelan?
What was mined in the area over a century ago?
diamonds and quartz
gold, silver and copper
coal and tin
Why did Europeans come to this area in the 19th century?
They were fur traders.
They were escaping economic hardship.
They were escaping political repression.
For how long have Native Americans been inhabiting this area?