Welcome to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

 


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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Hunters, Check Fire Area Closures

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There are many closures in effect due to wildfires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  When planning your hunting trip, please check to make sure the area you plan to hunt is accessible and open for public use.

For a map of closures, go to the Interactive Closure Map


Summer 2019 Jobs

Summer employee

Applications open September 17, 2018 for hundreds of Forest Service summer jobs.


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Spotlights

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. 

 




2017 Holden Mine Cleanup Update

Holden Mine Cleanup

A massive mine clean-up is restoring the landscape and contributing millions to the local economy; pictures, video and more available here.

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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Fire Danger HIGH sign

Fire Restrictions


Enchantments Permit Information [link]

Enchantments Permit Information


Wilderness Ranger Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities