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


Learning Center

USFS Forester Pete Erben and visitors near Quinault, Courtesy Larry Workman-QIN.Get outside! National forests are the ultimate outdoor classroom. Visit or contact a Ranger District office to find out more about interpretive sites and available tours and activities on the forest. 

Resources for families

The Top 10 Apps for Taking Technology Outdoors (PDF)

Climate Change LIVE -  webcasts, educator toolkits, student activities, classrooms in action, sumbit your questions to a scientist, and more!


Return of the Fisher King

Photo of an elusive fisher

Once upon a time there was an elusive creature that roamed the Olympic forests at night. A creature as elusive as its name, it’s been called black cat, fisher cat, pecan, pequam, wejack, and woods-otter...

The Great Washington State Birding Trail - Olympic Loop

Front of the GuideThe Great Washington State Birding Loop is a self-guided driving tour using a custom map with information on each site about habitat, access, bird species, best season(s), and amenities.

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Outdoor Safety

The 10 essentials, crime prevention tips, information about hypothermia and more.

Olympic National Forest Rules and Regulations

Regulations vary by land management agency, by activity, and by area visiting. Learn what rules and regulations apply to the Olympic Natinal Forest.