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The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of the most visited forests in the country. Located on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mt. Rainier National Park, you will find glacier-covered peaks, spectacular mountain meadows and old-growth forests rich in history and outdoor opportunities. Find out more about the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.


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NOTICE:  Our recreation page is currently under repair, please be patient with us while we work through these technical difficulties.  You can still access our road and trail conditions by clicking here and our interactive visitor map by clicking here.  Thank you.

Recent News


Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie NF Temporarily Closing all Developed Recreation Sites

Recreation Site Closure Sign

Closure to address Governor’s statewide COVID-19 “Stay Home” order

To support state and local measures directing people to stay home to save lives, effective March 27, 2020, all Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest developed recreation sites will be closed until such measures are lifted.

Online Purchase and Customer Service Options Available Virtually

Forest Alert

To support COVID 19 public health and safety measures, virtual services are being offered en lieu of standard face-to-face operations.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Event: Artifacts Unearthed

USFS Archaeologist, Paul Alford, demonstrating techniques for distinguishing between wood and bone.

Japanese railroad laborers’ artifacts were found during a cultural heritage event co-led by Wing Luke Museum and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Invasive plant treatments are starting soon

Photo of a Scotch Broom plant

Find out how and where we plan to help stop the spread of noxious weeds by using this new int...


Wilderness Photographer Shares Tips

Lake Twenty-Two Trail

Wilderness Ranger and Photographer Chuck Davis will give you some hints on how to capture some stunning photographs.

Forest Recreation: Important Tips from a Forest Ranger - Plan Ahead and Prepare!

Big Four

Researching seasonal and developed recreation closures along with following these tips from our own Forest Rangers will ensure you enjoy your next trip to the forest!

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