Welcome to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest!


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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.

Snowshoe with a Ranger!

Guided Snowshoe Walk to Heather Meadows Visitor Center

Join our snow rangers on a fun filled and informative trek through the forest.  Whether it’s your first time in the snow, a returning guest, or a seasoned snowshoer; you will be sure to have a great time!


Numerous Road and Trail Washouts Following Recent Storm Events

Stay Safe Recreate Responsibly

Recent storm events have created significant challenges for visitors accessing the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits

Forest Christmas Tree

Christmas tree permits are available seasonally at Recreation.gov! 


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.

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.