Welcome to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest!

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ALERT: Due to COVID safety precautions, the Eagle Watchers and Snowshoe Programs are on pause for the 2021 winter season.  Please click here for all Forest Alerts.

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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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Online Purchase and Customer Service Options Available Virtually

The health and safety of visitors as well as Forest Service employees and volunteers is paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support local public health and safety measures, virtual services are being offered en lieu of standard face-to-face operations.

Winter Conditions - Know Before You GO!

Congested Winter Parking

People are flocking to the mountains this winter, filling up Sno-Parks, ski areas, and other recreation sites on national forest lands.  While winter is a great time to explore public lands, there are additional precautions and steps to take before heading out.  Avalanche danger is at an all time high and visitors are being urged to check conditions and respect road closures as recreation staff and emergency responders need everyone’s help to stay safe this winter.


Snowshoe to Artist Point

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This video series provides similar aspects to that of a guided snowshoe trip to Artist Point, a popular destination at the end of the Mt. Baker Highway.

Lady Lookouts on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Grandma and Me

During WWII, women stepped into a variety of positions usually filled by men. This included National Forest Fire Lookouts, or “lady lookouts,” as they were sometimes called.


Providing A Safe, Welcoming, And Inclusive Experience for All Visitors

Diverse Users

The Forest Service recognizes and shares in the grief and hurt over the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.

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.

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