Covid19 rec areas closed


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.


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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Family Friendly Hikes


Whether your new to hiking, the forest, or just want to get the family outdoors for an fun filled adventure, these hikes are sure to please!!

Become an Agent of Discovery!!

Agents of Discovery

Similar to Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Agents of Discovery uses augmented reality to encourag kids to learn while exploring the forest.


Forest Recreation: Plan Ahead and Know Before You Go!

Big Four

Plan ahead this season and be sure to check the status of your upcoming recreation site and/or trail.  Seasonal closures vary year-to-year and some some sites may not be open.

Wilderness Photographer Shares Tips

Summer Meadow

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