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.

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Major organization : GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL FOREST
Helens' natural treasures from potential housing developments and even a proposed open pit gold mine that would be visible from the main visitor center and would decimate one of the most remote and pristine parts of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest adjacent to Mt.
Similarly, in Case 3, no Gifford Pinchot National Forest officials reported most communication with timber interests, while five of ten (50%) national officials said that they communicate most with preservation interests, and five (50%) said that they communicate most with various recreation interests.
In case 3 (Washington State Forests and Gifford Pinchot National Forest), neither national nor state officials substantially supported working groups.
On Route 25, still on Gifford Pinchot National Forest, spend a half-hour on a delightful ancient-forest loop trail through a mixed stand of old-growth cedar and other species, which is being preserved for research purposes.
- Two dogs that ran off before a hike were rescued by other hikers after a week in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
At the time, he was a recreation assistant for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest's Spirit Lake area, which is now part of the new Mt.
The Canyon Creek area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is steep with heavy timber and brush.
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.
- Searchers will try again today to find a Vancouver, Wash., woman who reportedly set out naked on what was described as a spiritual quest in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest of Southwest Washington, the Skamania County sheriff's office said.
PORTLAND - A Toutle, Wash., man apparently fell to his death from a high bridge in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest after taking photos of the remote scenery near Woodland.
Her organization for years used lawsuits to block old growth logging on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington, which extends from the Columbia Gorge north to Mount Rainier and includes Mount St.