The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is located in the south central part of Washington state.
Where is this Forest?


Located in Southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1,368,300 acres including the 110,000 acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest has something for everyone. Read more...

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.

 Forest Information


Winter Recreation Video

Screenshot from the Winter Recreation Video

Winter recreation in your Pacific Northwest forests.

South Prairie on OPB's Oregon Field Guide

Shows South Prairie during summer when dry.

Oregon Field Guide story of a unique place that is a lake in the late winter and spring, but drains quickly to form an expansive dry meadow.

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Accessible Adventures on the GPNF

Shows wheelchair visitor using forest

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Help Out at GO Day - Vancouver 2014

This is a collage of all the pictures from Get Outdoors Day-2012

Mark your calendars and let us know how you can participate. There is lots of space for booths and activities. Contact: Tracy Calizon: or 360.891.5156


Fee-Free Days 2014

Shows fee free days on National Forests - Jan. 2, Feb. 15-17, June 7

Applies to day-use fees at recreation sites like picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitor centers. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, heritage expeditions will not be waived.

Visit Your Pacific NW National Forests

A Suprise Lake at Sawtooth Berry Fields in Fall colors

Watch this dramatic video about all of your Pacific Northwest National Forests. 

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