Regional Overview

Photograph:  Mt Hood at sunset viewed through a Larch Forest.These digital images are examples of people, places, projects and things happening in the National Forests of the Pacific Northwest. They’re here to help you appreciate and experience the Region 6 Forests.

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Colville National Forest

Photograph -  Canyon with steep rocky mountain side and large trees.The Colville National Forest has 1.1 million acres in north eastern Washington and includes the Kettle River, Selkirk mountain ranges, and the upper reaches of the Columbia River.  Visit the Colville National Forest


Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Photograph:  Sailboats moored in a glassy water body with a coned-shaped rock in background.The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon, 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, cutting the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountain Range.  Visit the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area


Crooked River National Grassland

Photograph: Grassland with mountain peak in distance.At over 112,000 acres, the Crooked River National Grasslands is located in north central Oregon. Visit the Crooked River National Grasslands.



Deschutes National Forest

Photograph:  Snow capped mountain reflecting off of a glassy lake.These public lands extend about 100 miles along the east side of the Cascade Mountains crest and include the Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument. Visit the Deschutes National Forest.


Fremont Winema National Forest

Photograph: Small streambed with mossy rocks.The Fremont-Winema National Forest offers 2.3 million acres. It is bordered by the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range and Crater Lake National Park, and stretches east into the Klamath River Basin. Visit the Fremont-Winema National Forest.


Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Photograph:  Lake with snow covered mountain in background.Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1,312,000 acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Visit the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.


Malheur National Forest

Photograph:  Viewpoint looking out over a timbered mountainous landscape.The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Visit the Malheur National Forest.


Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Photograph: Barren and craggy mountainside with snow-covered peak in the background.The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is located on the western slopes of the Cascade mountain range extending over 140 miles between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.


Mt. St. Helens

Photograph: Mountain peak with trees in foreground.On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted and the north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche. In 1982, the President and Congress created the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument for research, recreation, and education. Visit Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.


Mt. Hood National Forest

Photograph: Snow-covered mountain peak with lake and trees in foreground.Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley, the 1,067,000-acre Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area. Visit Mt. Hood National Forest.


Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument

Photograph: Snow-covered trees in front of a snow-covered crater.Newberry National Volcanic Monument offers an up close and personal look at the remains of volcanic activity. Visit Newberry National Volcanic Monument.


Ochoco National Forest & Crooked River National Grassland 


Photograph: Snow-covered trees in front of a snow-covered crater.The Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland are located in the heart of Central Oregony. Visit the Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland



Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Photograph: Two people on off-highway vehicles ride down a dune.From Florence to Coos Bay, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast. Wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level provide numerous opportunities for adventure and solitude. Visit Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.


Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests

Photograph: Clear lake with reflection of surrounding snow-covered mountains.The Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are located on the sunny east side of Washington State. They offer a variety of country from craggy peaks to rolling meadows, to rich old growth forest, and classic groves of ponderosa pine. Visit the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests.


Olympic National Forest

Photograph: River rushes over rocks through canyon in the forest.The Forest is located on the Olympic Peninsula in the northwest corner of Washington State, the Olympic National Forest is part of an emerald paradise offering temperate rain forest, rugged mountain terrain, large lowland lakes, cascading rivers, and saltwater beaches. Visit the Olympic National Forest.


Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Photograph: A boat and person kayaking in a river flowing through mountains.Located in southwestern Oregon and extending into California, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest covers almost 1.8 million acres and ranges from the crest of the Cascades Mountains west into the Siskiyou Mountains, nearly to the Pacific Ocean. Visit the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.


Siuslaw National Forest

Photograph: A blue creek flows through sandy dunes.The 630,000-acre Siuslaw National Forest is situated within the Oregon Coast Range and extends from Tillamook to Coos Bay along the Oregon coast. Visit the Siuslaw National Forest.



Umatilla National Forest

Photograph: Mountain valley dotted with trees.The Umatilla National Forest, located in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon, covers 1.4 million acres of diverse landscapes and plant communities. Visit the Umatilla National Forest.


Umpqua National Forest

Photograph: Waterfall cascading down mountainside.At nearly a million acres, the Umpqua National Forest covers the middle western section of the High Cascades. Glaciers and explosive volcanic events have shaped the spectacular scenery and abundant natural resources of this forest. Visit the Umpqua National Forest.


Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Photograph: Four mules carrying packs with snow-covered mountains in the background.The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest includes 2.3 million acres and extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border. Visit the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.


Willamette National Forest

Photograph: Water rushing over side of a mountain.At over 1,675,000 acres, the Willamette National Forest stretches for 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range in western Oregon. The Forest features high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes. Visit the Willamette National Forest.