Visitors and residents can find travel advisories and alerts related to transportation, wildfires, and other natural impacts below. Please check back often for updates. State of Washington Tourism recommends that visitors consult local official resources for the most up-to-date information on safety and closures.
Visitors interested in outdoor recreation are encouraged to download the TREAD Map app, which shows air quality, trail and highway closures, and more.
Before you head out, check the Washington State Department of Transportation website for road conditions and closures in your travel area. You can also view the status of large wildfires on the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center’s Large Fire Information page.
For air quality and smoke conditions, head to the Washington Smoke blog, which is a partnership between state, county, federal agencies, and Tribes.
Visitors interested in outdoor recreation are encouraged to download the TREAD Map app, which shows air quality, trail and road closures, and more.
For tips on wildfire safety, check out Recreate Responsibly’s wildfire resources.
Wildfire Conditions & Closures
Updated Sept. 13, 2023
Sourdough Fire, Newhalem (Highway 20)
Due to the Sourdough fire, the National Park Service has closed the following areas in and around North Cascades National Park:
- Diablo Dam Access Road – Access across Diablo Dam is limited to Seattle City Light employees, Ross Lake Resort reservation holders, and Environmental Learning Center staff
- Road into the town of Diablo
- Ross to overnight use – Ross Lake is open for day-use only
- Multiple trails and backcountry campgrounds (full list on the NPS website)
For complete and up-to-date closure information, please check the NPS page for updates.
Blue Lake Fire (Methow Valley)
A closure is in effect for the areas near the Blue Lake Fire, located west of Mazama in the Methow Valley. This closure affects roads and trails in the Bridge Creek, Stiletto Spur, and Stiletto Peak areas.
Please check the WSDOT website for real-time closure updates.
Washington State has an extensive network of ferries connecting visitors and residents to points throughout Western Washington. For alerts, schedule changes/route cancellations, and more, please check the Washington State Ferries alerts bulletin.