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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 8am – 4:30pm:

  • 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 open for forest product permits only. Please wear a mask.
  • Mt. Adams Ranger District: (509) 395-3402; Walk up window service for all sales. Please wear a mask.
  • Mount St. Helens info: (360) 690-5231; *Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

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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