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



Welcome to Olympic National Forest 

Fisher being released into the wild October 2010. Camp Parsons Wilderness 50 Photo contest 1st place winner, Austin Ulfers, receives his award for his photo of Buckhorn Wilderness. A group of 4H teenagers backpack the Buckhorn Wilderness.Alex Weinberg enjoying fall colors at Mildred Lakes.


Olympic National Forest encompasses the varied landscape of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula from lush rain forests to deep canyons to high mountain ridges to ocean beaches. This diverse and scenic forest reaches the mid elevations of the Olympic Mountains, surrounding Olympic National Park.

Plan Your Visit. Link to recreation opportunities on the forest. Buy a map. Link to available maps of the Olympic National Forest. Find information about available recreation passes.


Return of the Fisher King

Photo of a Fisher by Betsy Howell.

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...

Call for Wilderness Stories!

Kids on the trail.

This summer Olympic National Forest kicked off our “What is Wilderness” series in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. For the final story  in our series, we want to write about what Wilderness means to you.

The top 5-6 entries will be compiled into the final article which will be shared on our website, with the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region, as well as USDA and Forest Service national blogs and other social media. Find out more.

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Identifying a Sustainable Roads System.

A road damaged by a slide.

We are conducting  an analysis to identify the minimum road system needed on the Forest. Thank you for your input!


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