Recreation

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Explore the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and discover nature on a personal level. We have a little of everything to accommodate the most experienced outdoor enthusiast to the beginning hiker. The forest offers year-round recreational possibilities as well as educational opportunities. Tour the forest, visit one our lakes or rivers, go fishing, river rafting, bird watching, or for a change of pace try snowshoeing or skiing. Whatever your interests may be, the forest will amaze you. Your pet is welcome to join you on your adventure.

Before you go, check weather, road and trail conditions. Road and trail conditions can be found here. For questions, please contact your local ranger station by phone or email during normal weekday business hours. 

Forest Overview Printable Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Anderson Creek Sno-Park    Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
Annette Lake Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Artist Point Trailhead Open to Visitor There are no toilets or trash receptacles at this time. Please use the restrooms at the Heather Meadows Visitor Center and pack out your trash. 
Asahel Curtis Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Austin Pass Picnic Area Closed to Visitor
Bagley Lakes Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Baker Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Be aware of increased bear activity.
Baker River Trailhead Open to Visitor
Bald Eagle Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Barclay Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor
Barclay Lake Winter Sports Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Bare Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor Primitive Trail
Barlow Pass Trailhead Open to Visitor
Bayview Campground Closed to Visitor Bayview North Group Campground is closed for the season.
Beaver Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Beckler River Campground Closed to Visitor
Bedal Campground Closed to Visitor
Bedal Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Big Four Picnic Area Closed to Visitor Trail is closed for bridge repair
Blanca Lake Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Blue Lake/Dock Butte Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Boardman Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Boulder Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Boulder Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Primitive Trail
Boulder Ridge Trailhead Open to Visitor Primitive Trail
Buck Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Canyon Creek Sno-Park    Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
Church Mountain Trailhead Closed to Visitor Limited Access
Clear Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Coal Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Crystal Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Dalles Campground Closed to Visitor Currently Closed.  Re-Opening on May 21st.
Damfino Lakes Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Deception Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Deception Falls Picnic Area Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed.
Denny Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Denny Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Dick Sperry Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Dickerman Mountain/Perry Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Douglas Fir Campground Closed to Visitor Douglas Fir Campground is now closed for the season. Open season is May 22nd - September 20th, 2020
Downey Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor
Elliot Creek/Goat Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor
Esswine Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Evans Creek Campground Closed to Visitor $5.00 per day.  Northwest Forest Pass or the interagency pass can be used for payment.
Evans Creek Picnic Area Closed to Visitor
Evans Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Trails are open but snow covered at this time.
Excelsior Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Fire and Ice Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Foss/Tonga Winter Sports Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Franklin Falls Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Glacier Creek Sno-Park    Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
Goat Mountain Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Gold Basin Campground Closed to Visitor
Gold Creek Pond Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor
Green Mountain Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Greenwater Lakes Trailhead Open to Visitor Limited Access
Hannegan Trailhead Open to Visitor
Heather Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor
Hemple Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Hidden Lake Lookout   
Horseshoe Cove Campground Closed to Visitor
Huckleberry Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor
Ice Caves Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed for Repair
Ira Spring Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Iron Goat/Martin Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor
Johnson Ridge Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Kendall Peak Lakes Winter Sports Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Lake Ann Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Lake Keechelus Boating Site and Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Lake Serene Trailhead Closed to Visitor Temp Closed
Lake Twenty Two Trailhead Open to Visitor
Lookout Mountain Lookout   
Lost Creek Ridge Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow and Limited Access
Lower Gold Creek Basin Winter Sports Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Marble Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Meadow Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Meadow Mountain Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Middle Fork Campground Closed to Visitor
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed: Landslide
Middle Fork Trail 1003 Closed to Visitor A temporary closure is in place on the Middle Fork Trail until the debris is removed from the trail and any potential remaining hazards associated with the slide assessed or until the trail is rerouted to avoid hazards associated with the slide. 
Miller River Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Miller River/Money Creek Winter Sports Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Mineral Park Campground Closed to Visitor
Money Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Mount Margaret Winter Sports Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Mt. Baker Highway (SR 542) Closed to Visitor At a Glance Current Conditions: Mt. Baker Highway closed for the winter at Bagley Lakes Trailhead/Upper Ski Area parking lot at mile 54.7
Necklace Valley Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Nooksack Cirque Trailhead Closed to Visitor Limited Access
North Fork Sauk Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
North Fork Skykomish Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Pacific Crest - Snoqualmie North Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Pacific Crest - Stevens North Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Panorama Dome Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Panorama Point Campground Closed to Visitor
Park Butte Trailhead    Open during the winter months.
Park Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Picture Lake Path Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Pratt Lake Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Ranger Creek Trail 1197 Open to Visitor
Ranger Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor
Red Bridge Campground Closed to Visitor
Ridley Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Limited Access
Salmon Ridge Sno-Park    Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
San Juan Campground Closed to Visitor
Segelson Creek Sno-Park    Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
Shadow of the Sentinels Interpretive Site    Open during the winter months.
Shannon Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Shannon Ridge Trailhead Open to Visitor
Silver Fir Campground Closed to Visitor
Silver Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Closed.  Re-Opening May 21st.
Skookum Flats - North Trailhead Open to Visitor
Skyline Divide Trailhead Closed to Visitor Limited Access
Snoqualmie Lake Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Snow Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Snow
Suiattle River Road - Forest Service Road 26 Closed to Visitor The Suiattle River Road, (Forest Service road 26), is closed from Buck Creek Campground to the east road terminus for visitor safety due to wildfire operations. Check road and trail status for updates, or call the Darrington Ranger Station.
Suiattle River Trailhead Open to Visitor
Sulphur Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Summit Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor
Sunrise Mine Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Suntop Picnic Site Closed to Visitor The gate is closed one mile from the site. The site is available for walk in day use
Suntop Trailhead Open to Visitor
Surprise Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Swift Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Swift Creek Trailhead   
Talapus Lake Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Tinkham Campground Closed to Visitor
Tomyhoi/Yellow Aster Butte Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Tonga Ridge Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Troublesome Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Tulalip Mill Site Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Turlo Campground Closed to Visitor
Twin Lakes Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Verlot Campground Closed to Visitor
Watson Lakes Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
Wellington Trailhead Closed to Visitor Snow
West Fork Foss Lakes Trailhead Closed to Visitor Limited Access
White Chuck Bench Trail 731 Closed to Visitor
White Chuck Overlook Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Wiley Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Areas & Activities

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/mbs/recreation