DNR’s Pacific Cascade Region stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade Range and includes more than 500,000 acres of DNR-managed land. Unique to the region are the scenic Columbia River Gorge, infamous Mt. St. Helens volcano, numerous DNR natural preserves and natural resources conservation areas. Recreation in this region occurs primarily in the Capitol State Forest and the Yacolt Burn State Forest with many recreation sites that include campgrounds, trailheads, day-use areas, and a several hundred miles of recreation trails.
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Updated: June 18, 2013Find out which recreation sites in the Pacific Cascade Region are open or closed...and more. Select one of the following links:
Major DNR Recreation Sites:
Recreation Areas by County
Please note: DNR may close a recreational facility or trail either temporarily or permanently for the purposes of protecting the environment, public safety, property, or to ensure DNR meets its management and administrative obligations. (Learn more | WAC 332-52-100)
Pets are allowed on department-managed lands, except in areas that are closed to pets or animals for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other purposes. All pets must be on leash. If pets are accompanying livestock, they can be off leash but must be voice controlled. (Learn more | WAC 332-52-140)
Capitol State Forest (Grays Harbor & Thurston Counties)
|CAPITOL STATE FOREST|
New! Capitol State Forest map.
NOTE: Camping outside of designated campsites is not allowed in Capitol State Forest.
Learn more about recreation in Capitol State Forest
CAUTION! Timber harvest activities occur throughout the forest.
-- Maximum stay length at campgrounds is 7 days every 365 days
-- All trails are open to foot traffic year round.
-- Mountain bikes OK year round except for McLane Creek.
|Capitol Forest Motorized Trails||Open |
-- Closed seasonally from Dec. 1 to April 30
|Capitol Forest Non-motorized Trails|
Open to other uses
-- Closed to equestrian use Dec. 1 to April 30.
|Fall Creek Campground|