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


Welcome to Olympic National Forest 

What does a wildlife biologist do? 


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.

Tell us about your visit using our online trail register

Woman fills out a trail register in the forestHelp us do our job better! Register your visit & provide feedback about our trails using our online trail register. You can view visitor responses as well.

Recent News


Every 4th Grader can Receive a Free Christmas Tree Cutting Permit this Season

New this year, the Every Kid in a Park (EKiP) initiative is offering one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-graders that have a valid EKiP pass. These free permits ONLY available at U.S. Forest Service District offices. For more information about Every Kid in a Park visit:

Rains Arrive - Nature Notebook with Forest Biologists

Photo of Betsy Howell

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?

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