Summit of Mount St. Helens

 

Located in southwest Washington, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1,368,300 acres of forests, mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, wildernesses, and volcanoes.  Geographically the forest is divided into the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, the Mount Adams Ranger District, and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  Learn more about the forest

 

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Learn about Climbing Opportunities Current conditions on forest
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.
Firewood Permits Click for info on mushroom harvesting

Spotlights

Forest Waterfalls

Sunset Falls along FR 42 at Sunset Campground

Get to know some of the waterfalls cascading through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest!

Stories come to life at Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Trail

Kids at Woods Creek

Visit Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Trail and explore the Story Trail!  A forest partnership with Mountain View Timberland Library.

 




Fire Hire is now here!

A firefighter on a fire

National forests in Washington and Oregon are now advertising permanent fire management jobs on USAJOBS.  Find out more!

Peterson Prairie Cabin Available to Rent

Peterson Prairie Cabin Sign

Pack your bag and make a reservation to stay at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest’s newest recreation rental facility.



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