Welcome to the Olympic National Forest
Science Oriented, Restoration Focused, Relationship Driven
The Olympic National Forest surrounds the Olympic Mountains, making it uniquely placed for adventure. From hiking a mountain for 360-degree views, to exploring the only temperate rainforest in the lower 48, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Enduring Connections to the Land
The Olympic National Forest recognizes indigenous communities on the Olympic Peninsula and their original connection to the land now managed by the U.S. Forest Service. We continually work with these communities 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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Temporary changes to popular campgrounds at Lake Quinault
Release Date: Mar 27, 2023
The Olympic National Forest offers countless outdoor recreation opportunities, fostering wellness and vitality for individuals and local communities.
Forks Area Flood Damage and Road Closures Updates
Repairs on FSR-29 are a high priority for the Olympic National Forest. Keep up to date on progress and repairs.
The Olympic National Forest recognizes the many indigenous communities on the Olympic Peninsula and their original connection to the land now managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Advisory Committees play a critical role in providing advice and recommendations to the Olympic National Forest on a number of projects. Learn more.