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Gifford Pinchot National Forest Lakes List

A list of lakes in Gifford Pinchot National Forest with links to the posts of the ones I've been to.



Gifford Pinchot National Forest is located in Washington State. It includes 2 major cascade mountains within it's boundaries - Mt Adams and Mt St Helens. The national forest is broken into 3 ranger districts: Mt Adams Ranger District, Cowlitz Ranger District, and Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument/District.


Mt Adams Ranger District also includes Indian Heaven Wilderness, Mt Adams Wilderness, and Trappers Creek Wilderness.


Cowlitz Ranger District includes the west side of Goat Rocks Wilderness, William O Douglas Wilderness, and Tatoosh Wilderness.


Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument/District includes Mt. Margaret Backcountry which requires camping permits for overnight stays. 


Both mountains, Mt Adams and Mt St Helens, require permits for mountaineering. Mt Adams requires a Cascades Volcano Pass from May 1 - September 30 for any hiking (even if not summiting) above 7000'.


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Below are all the lakes in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. I made two tabs where you can either look for a lake by alphabetical order or by ranger district. 

List of Lakes (alphabetically)

  • Acker

  • Art

  • Badger

  • Basin Lakes (7 lakes)

  • Bear

  • Beusch

  • Bill

  • Black Rock Pond

  • Blue (Indian Heaven Wilderness)

  • Blue (Mt Adams R.D.)

  • Blue (Mt St Helens NVM)

  • Blue (Cowlitz Valley R.D.)

  • Bluff

  • Brader

  • Castle

  • Coldwater

  • Council

  • Coyote

  • Chain of Lakes (5 lakes)

  • Chambers

  • Chenamus

  • Clear

  • Crystal

  • Cultus

  • Curtis

  • Deadmans

  • Dee

  • Deep (Indian Heaven Wilderness)

  • Deep (Cowlitz Valley R.D.)

  • Deer

  • Dumbbell

  • Elk (Mt Adams R.D.)

  • Elk (Cowlitz Valley R.D.)

  • Eunice

  • Forest

  • Fryingpan

  • Glacier (Goat Rocks Wilderness)

  • Goat

  • Goat Marsh

  • Green

  • Green Mountain

  • Grizzly

  • Hager

  • Hanaford

  • Heart

  • Heather

  • Hemlock

  • Henry

  • Hidden, medium

  • Hidden, small

  • Horseshoe

  • Hugo

  • Jackpot

  • Jess

  • Jug

  • Junction

  • Kincaid

  • Knuppenburg

  • Kwaddis

  • Lemei

  • Lily

  • Little Fish

  • Little Goose

  • Little Snow

  • Lone Tree

  • Lonesome

  • Long

  • Lookingglass

  • Lost

  • Lost Hat

  • McBride

  • Meadow

  • Meta

  • Mosquito, Big

  • Mosquito, Small

  • Mosquito

  • Mouse

  • Mud

  • Naha

  • Obscurity

  • Packwood

  • Panhandle

  • Penoyer

  • Pipe

  • Rock Lake

  • Rock Lake, little

  • Ryan

  • Sahalee Tyee

  • Sebago

  • Sheep (Mt Adams Wilderness)

  • Sheep (Goat Rocks Wilderness)

  • Sheep Lakes (2 lakes)

  • Shovel

  • Snyder

  • Snow

  • Soda Peaks

  • Spirit

  • St Helens

  • Saint John

  • Saint Michael

  • Steamboat

  • Surprise Lakes (7 small lakes)

  • Takhlakh

  • Tatoosh (2 lakes)

  • Thomas

  • Toke Tie

  • Tombstone

  • Tradedollar

  • Umtux

  • Vanson

  • Walupt

  • Wapiki

  • Watch

  • Willame

  • Wobbly

  • Wood

  • Zig zag


  • Lake 45.9410, -121.7882

  • Lake 45.9475, -121.8234

  • Lake 45.9722, -122.0161

  • Lake 45.9882, -121.7920

  • Lake 45.9980, -121.7888

  • Lake 46.1241, -121.5880

  • Lake 46.1276, -121.7920

  • Lake 46.1317, -121.7107

  • Lake 46.1992, -121.5876

  • Lake 46.2066, -121.5920

  • Lake 46.2097, -121.5440

  • Lake 46.2236, -121.5378 (2 small lakes)

  • Lake 46.2485, -121.4889

  • Lake 46.2567, -121.5364

  • Lake 46.2568, -121.5177

  • Lake 46.2577, -121.5223

  • Lake 46.2617, -121.5191

  • Lake 46.3349, -121.8193

  • Lake 46.3422, -121.7415

  • Lake 46.3797, -121.5031

  • Lake 46.3991, -122.1360

  • Lake 46.4119, -121.4008

  • Lake 46.4145, -121.4041

  • Lake 46.4174, -121.7947

  • Lake 46.4276, -121.7117

  • Lake 46.4283, -122.1100

  • Lake 46.4314, -121.7039

  • Lake 46.4692, -121.7072

  • Lake 46.4717, -121.7146

  • Lake 46.4836, -121.4892

  • Lake 46.4865, -121.4893

  • Lake 46.4935, -121.5757

  • Lake 46.5665, -121.4240

  • Lake 46.5952, -121.9387

  • Lake 46.6145, -121.7522

  • Lake 46.6812, -121.4208

  • Lake 46.7079, -121.6642



List of Lakes (by ranger district or wilderness area)


Resources

Forest Service

The best place to find information about trails, roads, closures, and each ranger district is from the forest service website.


Here are a few shortcut links to important pages on the Forest Service website:


Shortcuts to ranger districts:

Stocked Lakes

PDF of my lakes list with coordinate and other resources


Maps


Yellow – Lakes I have been to (and I have a post about)

Red – Lakes I haven’t been to yet or don’t have a post about


This map doesn’t link to any posts on my website it only shows the locations of all the different lakes.


For exploring the map in more detail I’d recommend clicking on the link in the top right corner of the map above that says “Open in CalTopo.” It will make it easier to explore the map and the lakes in more detail. All lakes are assigned to folders by ranger districts and there are folders specifically for wilderness's. On the left sidebar on the CalTopo website you can click on a lake name and it will show you were it is on the map. Under the lakes I’ve been to there will be the URL for the corresponding post on my website. You can copy and paste the link into your search engine to see the post.


My Wild Adventure is not responsible for your safety, any possible injury, or anything that happens if you choose to follow anything on this website. Maps are not intended to be used for navigational purposes, but to give an overview of the route taken. By going outdoors you are solely responsible to know your strengths and limitations, be aware of current conditions and proceed with the appropriate caution. My Wild Adventure is not responsible for your choices and the outcome. Reference my disclaimer for more information on being responsible outdoors.

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