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

Lower Falls on the Lewis River.  A view of Mount Adams in Trout Lake, WA.


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. 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.

 Forest Information


Winter Recreation Video

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Winter recreation in your Pacific Northwest forests.

2015 Open Season for Submitting Outfitter Guide proposals has Closed

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

The 2015 Open Season for Submitting Outfitter Guide Proposals has Closed

Thanks to all that turned in a proposal, we will send applicants an update to the status of their proposal in late January or early February. 

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Winter Safety

Graphic: Green cross safety icon.

Know before you go! Learn about hypothermia, basic safety, snowmobile rules, wind chill, avalanche information and more. 

Accessible Adventures

Shows wheelchair visitor using forest

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