Area Status: Temporarily Closed
9/01/15: The Cougar Creek Fire is still active on the Mount Adams Ranger District. Forest Roads 80 and 82 are both closed at the forest boundary. The South Climb Route, Mount Adams Summit are closed, and the Mount Adams Wilderness are also all temporarily closed.
Click here to read the Forest Closure Order and view a map of the closed area within Mt. Adams Ranger District.
The Mt. Adams area is administrered by the Mt Adams Ranger District. This area is located in the eastern portions of Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington, and comprises 367,000 acres. This area includes Mt. Adams Wilderness, Indian Heaven Wilderness and Trapper Creek Wilderness.
Mt. Adams is a prominent landmark in the area. Elevations here range between 1200 feet at the Wind River Work Center, 12 miles north of Carson, WA., and 12,276 feet at the summit of Mt. Adams. Precipitation varies from 70.7 inches of rain and 65.1 inches of snow at the Wind River Work Center and 44.1 inches of rain and 95.7 inches of snow at the Mt. Adams Ranger District office in Trout Lake, WA. The area features a great diversity of habitats and features, from old growth to second growth forest, wetland areas, low and high elevation meadows, glaciers, and low and high elevation lakes.
At a Glance
||8/25/2015: Mt. Adams Wilderness area closed to all use. The rest of the ranger district is open.
- Open Monday thru Saturday.
- 8:00 AM to 4:30PM.
- Office may be closed for Lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
- Commercial Forest Product Permits (i.e. mushrooms, beargrass, salal, huckleberry) will be sold from 8:00 AM to 11:45AM, and 1:00PM to 4:15PM.
Mt Adams Ranger Station:
2455 Hwy 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650
District Ranger: Mosé Jones-Yellin
Phone: (509) 395 3402
TTY: (509) 395 3422
Directions: At Bingen, WA., take Hwy 141 north 25 miles to Trout Lake, WA. Continue on Hwy 141 through Trout Lake, one mile , and you will see the sign for the Mt. Adams Ranger District.