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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:

  • Campground/Cabin Reservation info:
  • 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) 449-7800 select "0" to speak to a representative.*Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
  • Johnston Ridge Observatory: (360) 274-2140; Open 10 am to 6 pm, seven days a week. Only a small portion of the lobby is open for sales. Masks required.
  • Pine Creek Information Center: *Closed for the season. 

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.