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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest ranks as most visited

Mt Baker forestFall is a gorgeous time to visit Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Why not take a drive and check it out?
The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is an urban forest, extending over 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border to Mount Rainier National Park.  The forest covers portions of Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King and Pierce counties.
Nearly five million people live in Puget Sound, and with another two million people living in neighboring Vancouver, BC, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is the most visited in the country.
The forest offers year-round recreational possibilities as well as educational opportunities. Tour the forest, visit one our lakes or rivers, go fishing, river rafting, bird watching, or for a change of pace try snowshoeing or skiing. Whatever your outdoor interest may be, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will amaze and inspire you. Come visit and learn what nature is all about and experience first-hand the stunning vistas, native plants and alpine ecosystems.
In 1908 the Washington reserve was divided into two sections. From Canada south to the Skagit River, the Washington National Forest was established; and from the Skagit River to the Green River the Snoqualmie National Forest. In 1924 the Washington National Forest was renamed the Mt. Baker National Forest. Throughout the years Congress shifted boundaries while forests shifted districts, and in 1973 the Mt. Baker and Snoqualmie National Forests merged.