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


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Nature Notebook

Black bear caught on camera eating fresh grass .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?



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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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.

Outdoor Safety

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