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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Recreational Shooting on Your Forest

Recreation Shooting Video with Officer Jeff McIntosh

Learn about recreational shooting regulations, safe practices, and shooting etiquette on National Forests.


Eagle Watchers - Skagit Wild & Scenic River

Eagle Watchers video image click on to view the Eagle Watchers and the Skagit Wild & Scenic video.

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 for our visitors in Washington and Oregon.  The service is available in 170 languages.


Español Pусский 广东话 ភាសខ្ែរ 한��어
ພາສາລາວ 中文(台湾) Tagalog ไทย Tiếng Việt

Recent News


Guided Snowshoe Walks

Guided Snowshoe Walk to Heather Meadows Visitor Center

Get outdoors and learn about winter ecology snowshoeing on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest January through March. No experience is necessary and the Forest Service provides snowshoes and poles.


Upper South Fork Skykomish Road Decommissioning Project

Culvert removal complete, looking upstream

This restoration project will likely improve instream habitat for anadromous fish in the area.

Sustainable Roads

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


Stevens Pass Master Development Plan Phase III

Stevens Pass Phase 3 image

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest completed an analysis of proposed Stevens Pass Master Development Plan Phase 3 projects.

Forest Plan Revision

Picture Lake Path

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region began a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans within the Northwe...