The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is located in northern center part of Washington state.
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Reflection of October snow and gold Larch trees in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Subalpine Larch trees turning gold in the Entiat Mountains in October Colchuck Peak and Colchuck Lake in October Huckleberry bushes turning red along trail



The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is a large and diverse area, encompassing over 4-million acres along the east slopes of the Cascade Range in Washington. 

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Summer Jobs 2017

Summer jobs montage

The time to apply for 2017 summer jobs is November 15–21, 2016. See our Summer Jobs page for information on the steps to take to work on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. En español: Trabajos de Verano 2017

Wheelchair Accessible Trails on the Forest

Man in wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

Check out these great videos highlighting the opprortunities for wheelchair accessible adventures on this National Forest and many other forests across the Pacific Northwest.

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Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences – The Majestic Methow

Natalie Kuehler

Since 2012, an area of the Forest that encompasses the Pasayten Wilderness and almost to Winthrop has been part of the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes. 

Draggin' Bottom

Man floating on river on inner tube

Remember, if you’re draggin’ bottom, it’s time to watch for salmon and their spawning beds!


Celebrating Wildflowers

Anemone wildflower

Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests, and to education about the values of native plants.

Why so many dead trees?

Defoliated Tree

The majority of the trees that look brown and dead have had their needles removed by an insect -- the Western Spruce Budworm. Though these insects kill many trees, many more will recover.

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