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: January 22, 2015Find 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
Looking for directions? Find directions to most Pacific Cascade Region recreation sites in DNR's Recreation Guide Map.
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)
YACOLT BURN STATE FOREST (Clark & Skamania Counties)
|YACOLT BURN STATE FOREST|
Organized events of more than 25 people require a recreation permit.
CAUTION: Timber harvest activities occur throughout the forest. For safety reasons, areas or gates may be closed without notice.
- Campfires outside of designate fire rings are not permitted.
- ORVs permitted on open gravel forest roads.
Please yield to all traffic.
|Cold Creek Campground||Closed|
Closed for winter.
|Cold Creek Day-use Area||Open||*Note: The L-1300 road has been rerouted. The new L-1300 road is approximately ½ mile to the north of the old L-1300 road. Access to Cold Creek Campground and Day Use Area is available via the new L-1300.|
|Dougan Creek Campground||Closed||Rec alert: Dougan Creek Campground is closed for timber harvest activities. |
|Dougan Falls Picnic Area||Open||Park in designated areas only.|
|Jones Creek Trailhead|