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

 Campers in Buckhorn Wilderness where visitors use Leave No Trace priniciples.  Hiker in Colonel Bob Wilderness.Celebrate Arbor Day on April 22. Help plant trees in our national forests! Mushrooms in Quinault area, photo by Kimberly Roper.Student Conservation Association members take a break during a project at Lake QuinaultA forester working at a Olympic National Forest prairie burn. Fire is an important tool for ecosystem managers.Mt. Rose hikers above Lake Cushman in April 2012. Contact us for help planning your spring visit to Olympic National Forest.


Welcome to Olympic National Forest

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.


Video - Coming Back: Restoring the Skokomish Watershed

Skokomish watershed action field trip.

This is the story of how very different groups work to restore the river after decades of logging and development in the area.

Forest Health

Big snags are part of the features of mature old-growth forests.

Timber harvests at Olympic National Forest are designed to improve forest health. Variable-density thinning creates a mosaic of habitat conditions.