Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Description

Stretching from the Canadian border to Mount Rainier National Park, this forest includes 1.75 million acres of the North Cascade Range and is one of the most visited national forests in the U.S. It's within easy driving distance of Seattle, Bellingham, Everett, Tacoma, and Vancouver BC, making it a favorite vacation destination of Puget Sound-area visitors and residents. Before you tackle the forest's vast expanses of trees, lakes, and streams, stop by or call the Outdoor Recreation Information Center located in downtown Seattle (206-460-4070). At Snoqualmie Pass, you'll find another information center open on a seasonal basis. If you'd like to get away from the roar of motors, spend your time in one of the eight congressionaly designated wilderness areas. Covering 42 percent of the forest, these territories are closed to motorized vehicles and boats, leaving you free to enjoy hikes, rafting expeditions, and fishing in peace. Over 1,400 miles of trails crisscross the mountains and valleys. Sections of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail wind through the forest, too. As you picnic, swim, or hike, keep your eyes open for the many different varieties of birds and animals that take advantage of the protected land. Wintertime visitors bring their snowmobiles, cross-country skis, and snowshoes. At four downhill ski areas, alpine enthusiasts take in stunning views of the surrounding mountains as they carve turns down the slopes. Hunting is permitted in season; contact the park for regulations. Over 50 campgrounds offer ample sites for adventurous overnighters. Leashed pets are permitted. Reservations for national forest campgrounds may be made by calling 877-444-6777. A nonrefundable fee is charged for each reservation made.

Address

2930 Wetmore Ave Suite 3A
Everett, WA 98201

Lat/Long

48.55082300, -121.42285500
Visit Website
(425) 783-6000

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