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

Nature Notebook with Biologist Betsy Howell

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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 - Buckhorn Wilderness Youth Transformation Experiences

The video follows a group of 4·H teenagers as they backpack the Buckhorn Wilderness. The video chronicles their journey through the mountains while getting their perspectives.


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Spotlights

Olympia Northwest Forest Plan Revision Listening Session

Olympic National Forest will host a Listening Session on April 28, from 6-8 PM, to gather public input on how to coordinate Forest Plan Revisions across the Region.

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!