Welcome to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Snowshoe Walk at Snoqualmie Pass View from Echo Ridge Nordic Ski AreaEnchantment Area Permit Information Ski Patrol cabin on top of Mission Ridge Ski AreaSki Trail at Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area



The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is a large and diverse landscape, encompassing over 4 million acres along the east slopes of the Cascade Range in Washington. 

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Forest Service Works on Development of Entiat Sustainable Recreation Project

Family hiking Pyramid Mtn in Entiat

Together with the community and individuals who use these public lands, we want to develop a strategic plan for how to manage recreation in the Entiat Valley looking 10 to 30 years into the future. We’re asking folks to think about what we should sustain. We’d like to know what recreation activities are important to you and your family for today and for generations to come.

Recreation Survey for Upper Yakima River Basin

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This spring, a new survey will be available for public land users near and far to tell the Forest Service and partners the types and locations of important outdoor recreation activities they enjoy in western Kittitas and Yakima Counties.

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Outdoor Essentials Poster

Outdoor Essentials poster

Remember what to take before you head outdoors! Here's a one-page infographic to make it simple (in English, Spanish, and Russian).

Treasured Landscapes - Majestic Methow

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Since 2012, an area of the Forest that encompasses the Pasayten Wilderness and almost to Winthrop has been part of the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes. 


Holden Mine Cleanup Update

Holden Mine Cleanup

A massive mine clean-up is restoring the landscape and protecting water quality. The first 5 Year Review Report is also available.

Celebrating Wildflowers

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Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests, and to education about the values of native plants.

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