Forest Facts

Figures And Information

Acres of National Forest System Lands

  • Gross Acres of NF System Lands: 1,724,229 Acres
  • Wilderness: 827,101 Total Acres
    • Mt. Baker Wilderness: 117,528 Acres
    • Noisy Diobsud Wilderness: 14,443 Acres
    • Glacier Peak Wilderness: 570,973 Total Acres, Shared With Wenatchee-Okanogan NF / MBS portion is 286,504 Acres
    • Boulder River Wilderness: 49,132 Acres
    • Henry M. Jackson Wilderness: 103,100 Total Acres, Shared With Wenatchee-Okanogan NF / MBS portion is 75,788 Acres
    • Alpine Lakes Wilderness: 393,416 Total Acres, Shared With Wenatchee-Okanogan NF / MBS portion is 147,086 Acres
    • Norse Peak Wilderness: 51,300 Total Acres, Shared With Wenatchee-Okanogan NF / MBS portion is 15,529 Acres
    • Clearwater Wilderness: 14,514 Acres
    • Wild Sky Wilderness: 106,577 Acres

Special Interest Areas

  • Scenic Byways
    • Mather Memorial Highway: 75 Miles
    • Mt. Baker Scenic Byway: 24 Miles
    • Mt. Loop Highway: 50 Miles
  • Mt. Index Scenic Area: 13,179 Acres
  • Stevens Pass Historic District: 13,000 Acres
  • Mt. Baker National Recreation Area: 8,473 Acres
  • Skagit Wild and Scenic River: 158 Miles/37,844 Acres
  • Land Management Allocations
    • Late Successional Reserve (LSR): 542,301 Acres
    • Late Successional Old Growth (LSOG): 39,019 Acres
    • Matrix: 94,434 Acres
    • Adaptive Management Area (AMA): 21,174 Acres
    • Riparian Reserve: 625,373 Acres
    • Administratively Withdrawn: 122,215 Acres

Recreation Facilities

  • Fee Campgrounds (Reservations Only): 26
  • Free Campgrounds (First-Come-First Served): 5
  • Group Campsites (Reservation Only): 14
  • Picnic Sites: 24
  • Rental Lodging (1 Cabin, 1 Lookout): 2
  • Historic Fire Lookouts: 13
Trails
  • Total Miles of Trails: 1505.7
    • Wilderness Trails: 585.8 Trail Miles
    • Non-Wilderness Trails: 919.9 Trail Miles
  • Mt. Baker Ranger District: 412.1 Total Trail Miles
  • Darrington Ranger District: 367.2 Total Trail Miles
  • Skykomish Ranger District: 218.9 Total Trail Miles
  • Snoqualmie Ranger District (North Bend Area): 178.3 Total Trail Miles
  • Snoqualmie Ranger District (White River Area): 329.2 Total Trail Miles
  • Cross-Country Ski Trails: 119 Trail Miles
  • Snowmobile Trails: 168 Trail Miles
Special Use Permits
  • Ski Areas: 4

Forest Accomplishments 2013





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