Mountain Goats on Mount St. Helens

Mountain goats make their home on Mount St. Helens and in the Mount Margaret Backcountry!  Find out how scientists are monitoring this iconic animal.

Cultivating Forest Service Wilderness Stewards

Some incredible and talented people work for wilderness preservation. In June a group of volunteers learned a bit more about how to be wilderness stewards on the forest.

Featured Hike: Nice views wait atop Badger Peak

Discover Badger Peak with The Columbian.

Accessible Adventures

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

National Visitor Survey through this fall

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

Forest Visitor Services in Vancouver at New Location

Our forest headquarters office and visitor services in Vancouver have moved!  

Reserve your spot at Lower Falls Campground!

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

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