Recreation

Camping - Find the perfect camping spot for you and your group.  There are countless places to choose from in these unique and beautiful forests.   

 

  • Hiking - There are a variety of trails to explore with endless opportunities for adventure.  Learn more about the areas your are interested in.

  • Cabin or Fire Lookout Rentals - Whether it is winter, spring, summer, or fall you can experience all the seasons in a historic Forest Service cabin or fire lookout.

  • Fish and Fishing - Some of the best fishing on the west coast can be found in the national forests of Oregon and Washington. A wide variety of game fish species are available to anglers in rivers and streams throughout the region.

  • Recreation.Gov - Campground and cabin rental reservations for all federal land management agencies are made at this site on opportunities on Federal Lands.
  • Special Use Permits: Events, Commercial Use, and Outfitter Guides

    A special use permit is required when you are asking for special privileges on National Forest land. Examples include gatherings of 75 people or more, operating a business such as an outfitting or guiding service, using the Forest for financial gain, and commercial filming. More...

When in Doubt, Stay out!

Harmful algal blooms associated with nutrient pollution can produce toxins that can harm pets and people.

National Recreation Links

  • Enjoy Your National Forests, Be A Volunteer - Want to dig a site, spend your days in the backcountry, or host a campground in the mountains? Be a volunteer for the Forest Service. There are many opportunities, everything from wilderness stewards and trail clearing to office work and campground hosts. Working alone or with a group, Forest Service volunteers enjoy work that matches their interests and calendar.

  • National Forests & Grasslands -Find a forest or grassland by Map, Name or State.

  • Wilderness -Places where the imprint of humans is substantially unnoticed.

  • Outdoor Safety -Before you travel check out these safety tips and checklists!

Other Recreation Links - non-Forest Service

  • Discover Your Northwest - Discover Your Northwest promotes the discovery of Northwest public lands, enriches the experience of visitors, and builds community stewardship of these special places today and for generations to come.

  • Nature of the Northwest - Camping, Trail, Passes, Permits,Map Sales and other Recreation Information for Oregon and Washington.