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Newhalem, Washington: North Cascades National Park
As you drive along Washington Route 20, you’re not technically in North Cascades National Park — though the mountain peaks that surround you are part of the park. The road, its immediate surroundings, and the Skagit River are contained within Ross Lake National Recreation Area. There are no roads that lead into the North Unit of the National Park, but you can visit the South Unit by way of a dirt road that departs from Marblemount. Even though you won’t set foot in North Cascades National Park, while driving through, you can still visit its Visitor Center, just outside the …