The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is located in the north center part of Washington state.
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Camping on top of Granite Mountain. Photo by Kelly Sprute, USDA Forest Service.

Welcome to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, one of the most visited forests in the country, located east of Seattle, Washington on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mt. Rainier National Park. Here you will find glacier-covered peaks, spectacular mountain meadows and old-growth forests, rich in history and outdoor opportunities.


Detours to the Darrington Ranger District

March 26, 2014 - 4:34 p.m.

State Route 530 has been closed in both directions between Whitman Road (milepost 36) and 310th Street Northeast (milepost 39) due to a massive mudslide near Oso, Washington approximately 13 miles west of Darrington. The road is blocked indefinitely.  To reach the Darrington Ranger Station and avoid the closure area, visitors are recommended to use the route going east on Highway 20 and south on SR 530.

State Route 530 Closed at Whitman Road and 310th Street Northeast

Date: March 24, 2014

Both directions of State Route 530 between Whitman Road  (milepost 36) and 310th Street Northeast (milepost 39) are closed due to a massive mudslide. The road is blocked indefinitely.  People can reach the Darrington Ranger Station by going east on Highway 20 and south on SR 530. The ranger station has normal operating hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

For road condition updates visit the Washington Department of Transportation website.


SFEG Partner of the Year Phil Kincare

Phil Kincare HS lg

Selected as partner of the year, Phil plays a key role in land stewardship and always helps out.

Experience the GRIT Exhibit

Cassie Chinn and Rob Chew with The Wing.

GRIT exhibit explores the life of Asian Pacific Pioneers living in the Pacific Northwest in 19th century, read the true stories of the men and women who migrated to the area.


Sustainable Roads

The forest must identify a road system within budget. What roads are important to you?

Photography Tips

Chuck Davis

Volunteer wilderness ranger shares outdoor photography tips.

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