Naches Ranger District


Area Status: Open
Clear Creek Falls

The Naches Ranger District encompasses approximately 518,000 acres and extends from the near the town of Naches to the crest of the Cascades in the William O. Douglas, Norse Peak, Goat Rocks Wilderness and White Pass areas. It is bordered by the Cle Elum Ranger District to the north along the Manastash Ridge divide and by the Yakama Indian Nation to the south and Mt. Rainier National Park to the west.To the west of the district is the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mt. Rainier National Park, and Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Naches Ranger District Departmental Points of Contact

See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Naches area which has maps and information about groomed trails, passes you will need (Discover or SnoPark pass) and other updates.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Naches Recreation / Roads Conditions
Closest Towns: Naches, WA
Passes: Some trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check our Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.
Information Center: Naches Ranger District Departmental Points of Contact

General Information

Directions:

10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
(509) 653-1401 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: (509) 653-2638


General Notes:

Summer Homes


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Naches Ranger District

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Naches Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Naches Ranger District

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Naches Ranger District

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Naches Ranger District

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Naches Ranger District

Backpacking

Areas for Backpacking at Naches Ranger District

Horse Camping

Areas for Horse Camping at Naches Ranger District

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Naches Ranger District

Big Game Hunting

Areas for Big Game Hunting at Naches Ranger District

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Naches Ranger District

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Naches Ranger District

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Naches Ranger District

OHV Trail Riding

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Naches Ranger District

Target Shooting

The forest is generally open to this activity. We do not have a recommended areas for shooting.  However regulations do address areas where the activity is specifically prohibited (such as campgrounds, administrative sites, rental cabins/ lodges, etc.). See below.  Additionally, hanging targets on trees is prohibited because it causes resource (timber) damage.  It is best to find an earth slope as a back stop to any shooting activity.  Other municipal and county ordinances may apply.  Most municipalities prohibit shooting within 1 mile of the city limits. 

36 C.F.R. § 261.10  --

Prohibited:

(d) Discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property as follows:

(1) In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area, or

(2) Across or on a National Forest System road or a body of water adjacent thereto, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result in such discharge.

(3) Into or within any cave.

Sledding/Tubing

Winter skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, tubing or any other winter recreation use at American Ridge Lodge, permitted only through reservation.

Skiing/Snowboarding

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

See the Washington State Non-Motorized SnoParks website for Naches area which has maps and information about groomed trails, passes you will need (Discover or SnoPark pass) and other updates.

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Naches Ranger District

Snowmobiling

See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks website for Naches area which has maps and information about groomed trails, passes you will need (Discover or SnoPark pass) and other updates.

Areas for Snowmobiling at Naches Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities