The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is located in the north center part of Washington state.
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Mt. Index from Heybrook Lookout in the Skykomish Ranger District. Photo by Tom Davis, US 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.


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Eagle Watchers - Skagit Wild & Scenic River

This is an introductory video about US Forest Service Eagle Watchers program along the Skagit Wild & Scenic River and what it means to be an Eagle Watcher teaching visitors about the Skagit River Bald Eagles.




On Demand Phone Interpretation Available

On demand phone interpretation available. photo by Kelly Sprute.

The Forest Service is offering a pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers. Right now, the program is only available in Washington and Oregon. The service is available in 170 languages.


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ພາສາລາວ 中文(台湾) Tagalog ไทย Tiếng Việt

Recent News


Christmas Tree Permits Available

Christmas Tree in the Forest

Picking the right Christmas tree can be difficult. Learn how to plan, find, cut and keep your tree fresh for the holiday.

Stevens Pass Master Development Plan Phase III

Stevens Pass Phase 3 image

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has completed an analysis of proposed Stevens Pass Master Development Plan Phase 3 projects. The Forest decided to select and implement Modified Alternative 2.

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Recreational Target Shooting

Target Shooting Sign

Recreational target shooting is an appropriate use of the Forest, when done safely and with respect to the land and forest property.

Sustainable Roads

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


Monte Cristo Mining Area Cleanup

Cover Photo

The Monte Cristo town site is temporarily closed for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) cleanup project.