Gifford Pinchot National Forest


Whether you seek solitude, social activity, creative inspiration, wildlife, forest products or scenic beauty, you can find it in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest now encompasses 1,312,000 acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (NVM) established by Congress in 1982.Recreation sites on the forest are organized into three main administrative areas:Cowlitz Valley areaMt Adams areaMount St Helens areaSite Conditions: Jump to Recreation Conditions ReportReservations: Online reservations at





, WA


Biking Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Off Highway Vehicle Picnicking Recreational Vehicles Visitor Center Wildlife Viewing Fire Lookouts/cabins Overnight Swimming Horse Camping


FS - USDA Forest Service

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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
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