The Olympic National Forest is located in the northwestern corner of Washington state.
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Welcome to Olympic National Forest 

A hiker views the sunset at dusk from Colonel Bob Peak in February 2015. Interesting stump in Olympic Forest Feb 2015, Joel Nowak.

 

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.

Recent News


Features

Wildlife Notebook with Biologist Betsy Howell

Recently laid northwestern salamander eggs a bit early this year.jpg

Betsy Howell shares wildlife sightings from around the forest and gives tips on what to look for depending on the season. What signs of wildlife can you spot?


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.


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Spotlights

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!


Highlights

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