Recreation

Viewpoint near Holden Village

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers four million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. You can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on hundreds of miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the back country or wilderness. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of great fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, off road vehicles, and winter activities such as cross-country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Hundreds of miles of forest roads offer access and sightseeing opportunities. There are also Forest Service cabins available for recreational renting.

Current Conditions

Check our Trail, Campground, Road Reports for current conditions.

View a printable version of the forest wide Recreation Report (PDF format). This print version is updated every other week.

Wilderness Information

Forest Proposes to Eliminate Recreation Fees at Specific Sites

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Chelan Ranger District    See Current Conditions Page
Cle Elum Ranger District    See the Cle Elum Ranger District Recreation/Roads Report
Entiat Ranger District    See the Entiat Ranger District Recreation/Roads Report
Methow Valley Ranger District Open to Visitor See the Methow Valley Ranger District Recreation / Roads Report
Naches Ranger District    See the Naches Ranger District Recreation/Roads Report
Tonasket Ranger District    See the Tonasket Ranger District Recreation/Roads Report
Wenatchee River Ranger District    See the Wenatchee River RD Recreation/Roads Report and Enchantments Conditions Report