Gifford Pinchot National Forest


Gifford Pinchot National Forest includes over 1.3 million acres of forest, wildlife habitat, watersheds & mountains, including Mt. Adams & Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

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South Coldwater Slide Information & Updates

On Sunday evening, May 14, 2023 around 9 p.m. a slide caused significant damage to the upper portion of State Route 504 at milepost 49. The slide washed out an 85-foot bridge, damaged the roadway, and severed power to Johnston Ridge Observatory. View South Coldwater Slide Information & Updates


  • Maps

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    Download maps to your mobile device, view vicinity maps & order printed maps or publications.

  • Passes/Permits

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    Learn where day use fees are charged & what types of passes are available. Find climbing passes or reservation tickets. Find more information about special uses or outfitter guides.

  • Camping

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    Find information about Campgrounds, Cabins or Horse Camps across the forest and plan your next adventure!

  • Conditions

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    View an alphabetical list of recreation areas on the forest and read the latest site status.

  • Forest products

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    Learn about special forest products, when permits are required & how to obtain them.

  • Reservations

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    Reserve a campsite or cabin up to 6 months in advance! Find climbing passes, timed reservation tickets & more.

  • Integrating Climate Change into Watershed Planning

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    Creeks and rivers play an important ecological and social role and provide habitat for salmon & other wildlife. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest aquatics team, and partners such as the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, are working to reverse past damage to key watersheds within the Forest and prepare these areas for projected changes in climate.