Gifford Pinchot National Forest Guide

Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a little-known treasure in a remote and rugged area of southern Washington. It covers 1.32 million acres and includes old-growth conifer forests that are home to the endangered spotted owls, glaciers, and spectacular volcanic peaks including the famous Mount St. Helens that erupted in 1980. The stunning views and mild temperatures make this forest a favorite for wilderness lovers, hikers, and photographers. Be sure to bring your fishing pole because the fishing is some of the best in the state. 

Where to Camp

Camping in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Gifford Pinchot National Forest offers plenty to see and do. A flexible and convenient way to visit on your schedule is to travel by RV. You can move freely and always have food, a restroom, and a shelter during inclement weather. If you do not own an RV, you will be able to find a rental perfect for your needs by visiting RVshare.com. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Full of outdoor activities, Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a huge area of Washington. You will see spectacular views of beautiful mountainous regions like Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Be sure to visit the Mount St. Helens Volcanic National Monument and learn about the eruption back in 1980.

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How to get to Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Address: 42218 NE Yale Bridge Road, Amboy, WA 98601

Fee: Day Use Fee $5

Gifford Pinchot National Forest extends over 1.32 million acres, so there is an unlimited number of outdoor activities to enjoy. Explore volcanic peaks, glaciers, high mountain meadows, and old-growth forests. Enjoy hiking trails with stunning views of Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Enjoy fishing at Goose Lake, touted as one of the best fishing areas in the state. Traveling by RV makes it possible to wander at your leisure and enjoy all that this Pacific Northwest gem has to offer.