|Facilities: Gifford Pinchot National Forest provides over 40 public campgrounds. These campgrounds range from primitive to fully developed. Some campgrounds may provide restrooms and drinking water as well as pull through camping spots. Many of the forest's campgrounds are open to tents and RV's. There are many picnic and day use areas throughout the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. There are four different locations within the forest that provide forest campgrounds for visitors to rent.|
Best Time To Visit: The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is open year round for a variety of recreational opportunities. In winter, many cross-country ski and snowmobile trails can be accessed in the area.
Fees: Parking, camping, and/or entrance fees may be charged at some of the recreation sites within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Accessibility: Accessibility to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument recreation settings is increasing! Each year more barriers to accessibility are being removed through reconstruction or replacement of toilets, campsites, picnic areas and trails. Currently approximately 150 miles of trails are constructed to barrier-free standards with several levels of difficulty. Many Forest and Monument campgrounds have accessible features. These features include specially designed camp sites, toilet facilities, water, and picnic areas.
Rules: Check the local fishing, hunting, and fire regulations. Do not leave campfires unattended. Pets must always be restrained or on a leash while in developed recreation sites. It is legal to openly carry a firearm in most areas of most National Forests. It can be an issue if a weapon is carried in a concealed manner in which case the wearer/owner needs to have a legitimate concealed weapon permit for that privilege.
Directions: The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is located in southwest Washington and contains 1,312,000 acres.
Map: Click here for a map to Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted to visit Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Reservations may be accepted or required for campgrounds and other recreation sites within the forest.