Gifford Pinchot National Forest


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Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Address:10600 NE 51st Cir
Vancouver, WA 98682

Phone:360-891-5000
Fax:360-891-5045
Web: www.fs.fed.us/gpnf
Size: 1,312,000 acres.
Location:On the slopes of the Cascade Mountains in southwest Washington. Accessible by US 12 and I-5, WA 14 and SR 504. Nearby cities/towns include Vancouver, Stevenson, Longview, Centralia, and White Salmon.
Facilities:Visitor centers and information stations, 40+ campgrounds, equestrian camps, dispersed camping, 2 cabins, day-use sites, trails (1,200 miles), observatory, scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, berry picking, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, 110,000 acres; Mount Adams, Washington's second highest peak and a designated wilderness area; Indian Heaven Wilderness, a wilderness area on a high plateau with more than 150 lakes; Big Lava Bed, a 14,000-acre lava flow field; Bear Meadow, on the edge of the Mount St. Helens blast zone; lava tubes and caves, including Ape Cave, the longest known lava tube in the continental US at 12,810 feet.

See other parks in Washington.
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See herds of Roosevelt elk as they forage along the North Fork of the Toutle River at the foothills of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
My father worked in the mill, and I spent my youth hunting, fishing, and camping in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park.
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