The Olympic National Forest is located in the northwestern corner of Washington state.
Where is this Forest?



Welcome to Olympic National Forest 


Olympic National Forest encompasses the varied landscape of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula from lush rain forests to deep canyons to high mountain ridges to ocean beaches. This diverse and scenic forest reaches the mid elevations of the Olympic Mountains, surrounding Olympic National Park.

Plan Your Visit. Link to recreation opportunities on the forest. Buy a map. Link to available maps of the Olympic National Forest. Find information about available recreation passes.

Volunteer Campground Host Position available!

The Hood Canal Ranger District on the Olympic National Forest is outreaching to fill one Volunteer Campground Host position. This position is for the busy Seal Rock Campground.

For more information, please contact Nicole LaGioia, Recreation Specialist, at (360) 765-2213

Recent News


Nature Notebook with Biologist Betsy Howell

Recently laid northwestern salamander eggs a bit early this year.jpg

Betsy Howell shares wildlife sightings from around the forest and gives tips on what to look for depending on the season. What signs of wildlife can you spot?

Video - Coming Back: Restoring the Skokomish Watershed

Skokomish watershed action field trip.

This is the story of how very different groups work to restore the river after decades of logging and development in the area.

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Identifying a Sustainable Roads System.

A road damaged by a slide.

We are conducting  an analysis to identify the minimum road system needed on the Forest. Thank you for your input!


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