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Forest offices are temporarily CLOSED to walk-in service

View latest COVID updates. Have questions about visiting the forest? Call us Monday- Friday:

  • Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters: (360) 891-5000; Phone calls only. No permit sales.
  • Cowlitz Valley Ranger District: (360) 497-1100; Walk up window service closed until further notice. 
  • Mt. Adams Ranger District: (509) 395-3402; Walk up window service is closed until further notice.  Special Forest Product Permits available by mail.
  • Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Information: (360) 690-5231; Special Forest Product Permits: (360) 449-7800 (opt. 0). No walk up service available.

Located in southwest Washington, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1,368,300 acres of forests, mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, wildernesses, and volcanoes. The forest has three main geographic areas to visit including Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Mount Adams Ranger District, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument & District.  

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