Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


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Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Address:21905 64th Ave W
Mountain Terrace, WA 98043

Phone:425-775-9702
Phone: 800-627-0062;
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs
Size: 1,724,229 acres.
Location:Northwest and west-central Washington state. Accessible by I-90 and US 2; WA 20, 542, 530, and 410. Nearby cities/towns include Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, and Tacoma.
Facilities:31 campgrounds, 14 group camps, 27 picnic areas, trails (1,500+ miles), 4 ski areas, lookout towers, scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing.
Special Features:Forest extends for more than 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Includes 8 wilderness areas, 2 volcanic peaks, Mount Baker and Glacier Peak, which tower thousands of feet above the adjacent ridges, and more glaciers and snow fields than any other national forest in the lower 48 states. Contains the Skagit Wild and Scenic River System, composed of 158 combined miles on the Skagit, Cascade, Sauk, and Suiattle rivers.

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Only about 8 percent of the 632,324 acre Olympic National Forest and 11 percent of the 1.7 million acre Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest remain open to logging, with any harvest confined largely to second-growth or salvage of burned or wind-toppled trees.
In addition to Santa Monica, in California, a coalition of environmental groups has urged the purchase of lands along the Appalachian Trail and in Washington State's Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, specifically the Alpine Lakes Management Area.
Reports ($2 each) are available for 50 trails (some well known, some not) in Olympic and Mount Rainier national parks and Wenatchee and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie national forests; you can find them at Seattle or Bellevue REI stores, or by mail.