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

Paradise Fire News Story

A New Normal? Concern As Fire Burns Through Washington Rainforest by Ashley Ahearn

Recent News


Nature Notebook with Forest Biologists

Photo of Betsy Howell

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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Logging Field Trip for Forest Leadership

Forester speaking with a logger on site.

In February Olympic National Forest employees were invited to observe a commercial thinning operation on state lands and share industry perspectives Forest Service timber sales.