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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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Recent News


Christmas Tree Permits Now Available!

Forest Christmas Tree

Christmas tree permits for the 2020 season will be available for purchase online at rec.gov beginning November 12! The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of thirteen National Forests participating in offering permits online through the Recreation.gov. Christmas tree permits purchased online will have to be printed to be valid. However, this program allows you to purchase your 2020 Christmas tree permit from the comfort of your own home, or by using your mobile device, instead of traveling to a Forest Service office. You can learn about purchasing your permit and gathering your Christmas tree here. Traditional Christmas tree permits will also be available at a number of participating vendors. 

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.


Open Forest Pilot Program

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Special use permit applications can now be submitted online for the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest as part of a new pilot program called “Open Forest.”

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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