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Cascade Lookout Now Open!

view of manning park resort and the cascade mountains from a lookout point

Thanks to the recent heat wave, the last of the snow has melted and the road to the Cascade Lookout is now open!

Located across the highway directly opposite from the resort, turn left at the first intersection and drive up to the lookout point to take in stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the valley below. The lookout is open 24/7, so while camping is not permitted, we encourage visiting at night for arguably the best stargazing in the park.

*The road to Dry Ridge (beyond the lookout) remains closed for another few weeks due to Bear Habitat conservation.

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  1. I see that the cascade lookout is open 24/7 but camping is not permitted. Would that mean I can park my car there throughout the night? I won’t be camping per say. Just parked overnight.

    • Hi Alex, you are not permitted to park your car overnight at the lookout point.

  2. Do you know when the road beyond the lookout would be open?

    • Hi Carl, the road is expected to open after the July 1 long weekend 🙂

      • After the Long Weekend but not during, I gather? As in not this coming Saturday? Is there perhaps a number to call to get a definitive answer before making the long drive for no reason?

      • By “after the long weekend” I assume definitely not by this coming Sat, eh? Is there a number to call to get a more definitive answer?

        • Hi Serge, this was from a different year but the road to Dry Ridge up to the parking lot has opened up. The gate remains locked at the parking area.

          • So, the road all the way until Three Brothers Trail Head is open and driveable now ?

          • Hi Dinesh, this post was from 2021. You can see our 2022 updates here. As of today (July 4th) the road to Three Brothers is not accessible.

  3. How are the meadows?

    • Hi Marilyn,

      The meadows will reach peak bloom in late July, Early August.

  4. When will cascade lookout close to the public ?

    • Hi Felix, we expect it to close in September when the first snow falls, but it is difficult to estimate an exact date at this time.

  5. Does cascade lookout open to the public during November?

    • Hi Felix, the Cascade Lookout closes in September before the first snow fall as it is unsafe for driving past that point.

  6. I want to go to the lookout the night of August 12th-23th to photograph the Perseids Meteor Shower overnight but, in a previous comment you mention that parking overnight is not permitted; yet it’s open 24/7 for stargazing? Are we expected to “walk/hike” our camera gear up to the lookout? I’m confused and would like to ask for some clarification on this. Was really looking forward to this but, if not allowed to drive up there…

    • Hi Mark, our apologies for the confusion. Camping overnight is not permitted (setting up tents, sleeping, setting up a stove, etc.), but the lookout road is open 24/7 for people to come and go anytime during the night to catch the stars!

  7. Awesome… thank you so much!

  8. Hi there, I’m wanting to do a hike to the Three Brothers area the week of October 16th to the 19th. Will the lookout road be open still by than? Thank you


    • Hi Lucas, the road closing is entirely weather dependent, and will depend on if there is significant enough snow to close it. We recommend checking back in closer to the date for an update, and have a backup trail plan in case it’s closed!

  9. Thank you for getting back. I will check closer.


  10. Is the cascade lookout open? Because the google said it is temporary closed

    • Hi Arcie, the Cascade Lookout is closed currently. This article was from 2021. We expect it to open up sometime in July.

      • Thanks, good thing I confirmed it, because we are planning to go there, what’s the reason why it’s closed?

        • The opening is very dependant on weather. However, we just got the news from our Operations Manager that the Cascade Lookout will open today (Friday, June 10th 2022) at noon. It will be open until Monday, June 13 at 7:30am, when it will close until Friday for maintenance.
          Next weekend it should be fully operational!

          • Perfect! Appreciated so much for this great news, thanks a lot, our kids is so much excited ?

  11. Oops, posted in the wrong year previously. Any word on when the road beyond the lookout will open this Summer?

    • Hi Serge,

      Our Parks Manager informed us this morning that the road to Dry Ridge has opened up today, and Dry Ridge Trail is also open. The barricades have been removed and the gate remains locked at the parking area.

  12. Hi,
    I’m looking to do some astrophotography at Cascade lookout for the upcoming May long weekend. Is there any chance it will be open?

    • Hello Chris, Cascade Lookout is open. You can also do astrophotography at the Lightning Lake.

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