Welcome to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest


The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is a large and diverse landscape, encompassing 3.8 million acres along the east slopes of the Cascade Range in Washington. 

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Skinney Creek Restoration

skinney creek aerial after constrcution

Skinney Creek is a tributary to Chiwaukum Creek, along Highway 2, about 20 miles west of Leavenworth, WA. Being adjacent to a major highway has always had an impact on Skinney Creek. The original highway construction pushed Skinney Creek into a bermed ditch-like channel. Yakama Nation Fisheries approached the Forest Service with the idea of reconstructing Skinney Creek in the footprint of the old highway after highway was realigned.

Entiat Sustainable Recreation Strategy Completed

Family hiking Pyramid Mtn in Entiat

Together with the community and individuals who use these public lands, we have developed a strategic plan for how to manage recreation in the Entiat Valley looking 10 to 30 years into the future.

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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

Natalie Kuehler

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

Anemone wildflower

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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