Viewing Wildlife

Coyote pup on FR 23 in the Gifford Pinchot NFThe Gifford Pinchot National Forest is 1.3 million acres of spectacular and scenic wildlife habitat. From deer, elk mountain lions and black bear, to salmon, waterfowl, coyotes and raptors there is a menagerie of wildlife for your viewing pleasure. 

Be safe and help keep wildlife wild by picking up all of your trash and food scraps and throwing them away. If no trash can is available, take your garbage home to dispose of there. 

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Viewing Wildlife Areas

  • Cowlitz Valley area area description
  • Campground: La Wis Wis area description
  • Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop
  • Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail
  • Mount Margaret Backcountry
  • Mount St. Helens East: Forest Roads 25 & 99 area description
  • Meta Lake Interpretive Site
  • Mount St. Helens South: Forest Roads 83 & 81 area description
  • Mount St. Helens West: State Highway 504 area description
  • Mt. Adams area area description
  • Campground: Goose Lake area description
  • Campground: Trout Lake Creek
  • Campground: Beaver
  • Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin
  • Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Cabin
  • Site: Hemlock Picnic Area
  • Sno-Park: Rush Creek
  • Trail #107 Sawtooth
  • Trail #11 Snipes Mountain area description
  • Trailhead: Snipes Mountain
  • Trail #111 Thomas Lake area description
  • Trailhead: Thomas Lake
  • Trail #113 Killen Creek area description
  • Trailhead: Killen Creek
  • Trail #114 High Line
  • Trail #12 Stagman Ridge area description
  • Trailhead: Stagman Ridge
  • Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake area description
  • Trailhead: Soda Peaks
  • Trail #16 Shorthorn
  • Trail #171A Shortcut
  • Trail #179 Lemei Lake
  • Trail #183 South Climb area description
  • Trailhead: South Climb
  • Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek area description
  • Trailhead: Trapper Creek
  • Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek
  • Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail
  • Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail
  • Trail #34 Lemei area description
  • Trailhead: Lemei
  • Trail #34A Wapiki Lake
  • Trail #35 Service area description
  • Trailhead: Service
  • Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak
  • Trail #49 Little Huckleberry area description
  • Trail #55 Tombstone Lake
  • Trail #75 Salt Creek area description
  • Trailhead: Salt Creek
  • Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain
  • Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South
  • Trailhead: Sawtooth
  • Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty
  • Wilderness: Indian Heaven
  • Wilderness: Goat Rocks
  • Wilderness: Mt. Adams area description
  • Wilderness: Trapper Creek
  • Wilderness: William O. Douglas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities