Welcome to the Colville National Forest

These million acres in the northeast corner of Washington roll like the high seas. Three waves of mountains run from north to south, separated by troughs of valleys.


The Colville National Forest disproves the widely held notion that Washington state lies flat east of the Cascade Mountains. Today's 1.5 million acre forest was first shaped over 10,000 years ago by Ice Age glaciers that carved three major valleys of today's Columbia, San Poil-Curlew, and Pend Oreille River flowing north into Canada before entering the Columbia River. . Read full article

Colville National Forest Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Photo of people recreating on the Colville


Forest Plan Revision


Cross-boundary Prescribed Fire

Firefighters climb a hill while torching the underbrush

A first-of-its-kind burn with the WA DNR. New agreements open new possibilities.

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Trail Tales 2023

The Colville National Forest and partner libraries in Northeast Washington, part of the Upper Columbia Children’s Forest, have teamed up to bring you Trail Tales. 

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