Explore the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Gifford Pinchot National Forest includes over 1.3 million acres of forest lands, wildlife habitat, watersheds & mountains, including Mt. Adams and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Find a Recreation Area


  • Mount St. Helens 1980 Eruption

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    On the morning of May 18, 1980, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake triggered the collapse of the summit and north flank of Mount St. Helens and formed the largest landslide in recorded history.


  • Maps

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    Download maps to your mobile device, view vicinity maps & order printed maps or publications.

  • Passes

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    Learn where day use fees are charged & what types of passes are available. Find climbing passes or reservation tickets.

  • Camping

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    Find information about camping across the Forest and plan your next camping trip.

  • Conditions

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    View an alphabetical list of recreation areas on the forest and read the latest site status.

  • Forest products

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    Learn about special forest products, when permits are required & how to obtain them.

  • Reservations

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    Reserve a campsite or cabin up to 6 months in advance! Find climbing passes, timed reservation tickets & more.


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