Welcome to the Olympic National Forest!

Cold weather in Skokomish area.A lush green creek in a forest.


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Surrounded on three sides by saltwater, with the Olympic Mountains nestled in the center, the Olympic National Forest offers the unique opportunity to hike a mountain for great 360 degree views, explore the only temperate rainforest in the lower 48, and camp right along one of the many pristine bodies of water. Come, play, see and explore the many things do!

The Olympic National Forest recognizes our tribal partners and their original connection to the land now managed by the U.S. Forest Service. We are working with them to learn about the ways they have and still manage the land and resources. We thank them for working with us.


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Providing A Safe, Welcoming, And Inclusive Experience for All Visitors

National Forest lands belong to everyone. The Forest Service has zero tolerance for racism, harassment, or intimidation in any form. Public lands should be a place of peace and refuge and our highest priority is providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive experience for all visitors.

Sustainable Recreation

The Olympic Peninsula is a recreation destination and Olympic National Forest is proud to offer a diversity of outdoor recreation opportunities. Not only is outdoor recreation fun but it provides wellness and vitality to individuals and communities. This year we're embarking on an assessment of all our developed recreation sites to ensure we can offer safe, accessible, and sustainable recreation today and into the future.