Welcome to the Colville National Forest
These million acres in the northeast corner of Washington roll like the high seas. Three waves of mountains run from north to south, separated by troughs of valleys.
The Colville National Forest disproves the widely held notion that Washington state lies flat east of the Cascade Mountains. Today's 1.5 million acre forest was first shaped over 10,000 years ago by Ice Age glaciers that carved three major valleys of today's Columbia, San Poil-Curlew, and Pend Oreille River flowing north into Canada before entering the Columbia River. . Read full article.
Colville National Forest Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Top Things People Want to Know
Maps & Publications
Forest Plan Revision
Current Forest Plan
Trail Tales 2023
The Colville National Forest and partner libraries in Northeast Washington, part of the Upper Columbia Children’s Forest, have teamed up to bring you Trail Tales.
Cross-boundary Prescribed Fire
A first-of-its-kind burn with the WA DNR. New agreements open new possibilities.
2023 Fuelwood Permits
The Colville National Forest will offer free personal use firewood authorizations using a self-service procedure.
Alerts & Warnings
- Closure Order: 06-21-12-23-01 Nancy Creek Road Washout Closure Order
- Closure Notice: 06-21-05-22-05 FS Road 1710430
- Closure Notice: 06-21-09-22-02 Spur Mountain Road Closure_Tonasket2
- Closure Notice: 06-21-09-22-01 Spur Mountain Road Closure_Tonasket
- Closure Order: 06-21-09-21-19 (TERMINATION) Muckamuck Fire
- Closure Order: 06-21-09-21-12 Buckhorn Forest
- ORDER NO. 06-21-00-21-02 Food Storage Order
- Trout Lake Trail Restoration Project
- Trail update 7-20-2020
- Colville National Forest continues to restore access to closed areas
- ORDER NO. 06-21-12-20-01 Lane Creek Logging Operations Closure Order
- ORDER NO. 06-21-12-20-02 Cubby Logging Operations Closure Order
- ORDER NO. 06-21-12-19-11 Hansen Creek Pit Road Closure