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...

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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.

 Forest Information

Features

New Open Season for Temporary Outfitting-Guiding Permits

Mt. Adams Hydrologist Bengt Coffin shows students nitrogen fixing root nodules

Gifford Pinchot National Forest will soon offer opportunities for local businesses to provide outfitter and guiding services on the Forest.  The GPNF is offering an open season for outfitters and guides to submit proposals for temporary permits to conduct outfitter and guiding activities during the 2015 calendar year. Temporary permits authorize short-term outfitting and guiding use, up to a maximum of 200 service days, in a 180 calendar day period. Proposals for temporary permits must be submitted during the GPNF open season scheduled from November 1 through December 15, 2014.


It's that Mushroom Time of Year

Chantrelles

The rains have come and the mushrooms and mushroom pickers too! The Gifford Pinchot National Forest wants visitors to know that a mushroom permit is required for all individuals who are planning to pick mushrooms in the National Forest.


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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.

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A Suprise Lake at Sawtooth Berry Fields in Fall colors

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