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 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.

Forest Information

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.

Recent News


Accessible Adventures

Shows wheelchair visitor using forest

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

GeoGirls take on science at Mount St. Helens

GeoGirls participant

The Columbian reporter spends time with some girls ready for some hands-on volcano reasearch.


National Visitor Survey through next fall

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is conducting our recreation survey this fiscal year.  Watch for survey staff and give your feedback about visiting the forest.

Reserve your spot at Lower Falls Campground!

Lower Falls on the Lewis River.

Find out how you can reserve your campsite at Lower Falls Campground online.

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