Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Cougar Creek Fire is currently burning on the Mount Adams Ranger District on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  For the sake of public safely, the Mount Adams Wilderness, including the South Climb route is CLOSED to all public entry.

For updates, a map of the area within the Mount Adams Ranger District that is closed to the public, and the Forest Closure Order visit:


View of Mount St. Helens



Located in Southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1,368,300 acres of forests, mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, wildernesses, and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  The Gifford Pinchot National Forest has something for everyone. More about the forest

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Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.

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Valuing People & Place, a look back at 2014

Graphic: 2014 highlights. Select photo to download our highlight report.Working with our valuable partners, communities, collaborators and volunteers we are better able to meet our mission of caring for the land and serving people. Take a look back at our accomplishments together in 2014 and check out our 2014 Forest Facts.

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