DNR’s Pacific Cascade Region stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade Range and includes approximately 450,000 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 Yacolt Burn State Forest with many recreation sites that include campgrounds, trailheads, day-use areas, and many miles of recreation trails.
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Updated: May 13, 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.
Rec alert: DNR staff will be posting No Target Shooting signs in the vicinity of the new upper trailhead (Larch Mtn Trailhead) starting today. DNR staff will sign 4-Corners (intersection of L-1000, L-1400 and L-1500) past Arrowhead Pit and continuing past the L-1510 gate with No Target Shooting signs. Access to Arrowhead Pit will also be restricted. DNR is doing some construction activities in the area.
Rec alert: The Thrillium Mountain Bike Trail is currently closed due to the construction of the Larch Mountain Trailhead.
NEW! Yacolt Burn State Forest motorized trails (Hagen Creek 4x4 trail system; Hagen Creek Trail, Deer Pen Trail, and Mountain View Trail) to open May 2 following Pick up the Burn, a volunteer event in the Yacolt Burn State Forest.
|Cold Creek Campground||Open|
|Cold Creek Day-use Area||Open|
|Dougan Creek Campground||Open|
|Dougan Falls Picnic Area||Open||Park in designated areas only.|
|Jones Creek Trailhead|