Welcome to the Olympic National Forest
Science Oriented, Restoration Focused, Relationship Driven
From hiking a mountain for 360-degree views, to exploring the only temperate rainforest in the lower 48, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on the Olympic National Forest!
Enduring Connections to the Land
The Olympic National Forest recognizes indigenous communities on the Olympic Peninsula and their original connection to the land now managed by the U.S. Forest Service. We continually work with these communities to learn about the ways they have, and still manage the land and resources. We thank them for working with us.
Forest Service to Hold Town Hall on Klahanie Campground October 10th
Release Date: Oct 3, 2023
Roads to be Closed for Wildlife on October 2, 2023
Release Date: Sep 27, 2023
Forks Area Flood Damage & Road Closure Updates
Repairs on Forest Road 29 are a high priority for the Olympic National Forest. Keep up to date on progress and reconstruction.
The Olympic National Forest recognizes the many indigenous communities on the Olympic Peninsula and their original connection to the land now managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
The Olympic National Forest offers countless outdoor recreation opportunities, fostering wellness and vitality for individuals and local communities.
Advisory Committees play a critical role in providing advice and recommendations to the Olympic National Forest on a number of projects. Learn more.
Alerts & Warnings
- Olympic National Forest Fire Ban Lifted
- Quinault Rainforest Trailhead Closure, 10/11/23
- Road to summit of Mt. Walker Closed
- FS-2700-190 temporary closure; Upper Mt. Townsend TH inaccessible
- Summer operations and closures in Quinault area
- Mt. Jupiter Trail Closure
- Herbicide applications to occur on Olympic National Forest
- Alcohol Ban along Lake Cushman Corridor (FS-24) remains in effect