Welcome to the Olympic National Forest!

A man wears a face mask on a forest trail.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 opporutnity to hike a mountain for great 360 degree views, explore the only temerate 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!


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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 the Olympic National Forest is proud to offer a diveristy of outdoor recreation opportunites. Not only is outdoor recreation fun, it provides wellness and vitality to indivudals and local communities. This year the forest is assessing developed recreation sites to ensure safe, accessible, and sustainable recreation today and into the future.