Henry M. Jackson Wilderness: Okanogan-Wenatchee

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Near Chelan, Washington

Henry M. Jackson Wilderness: Okanogan-Wenatchee does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Senator Henry Jackson of Washington was instrumental in designating many of Washington's Wildernesses.  The 103,297 acre Henry M. Jackson Wilderness is located within both the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Wenatchee National Forests.  Here you will find glacial basins surrounded by ragged ridgelines supporting sharp spires and rock towers. Snow often accumulates to a depth of 20 feet and remains well into summer. The melting snow feeds the multiple high mountain lakes in the northwest section. Tall forest at lower elevations thins out into broad meadows on ridge tops.

There are approximately 49 miles of hiking trails. Visitors can choose from easy day hikes to mountain lakes or hike the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail through the Wilderness for about 32 miles. Henry M. Jackson Wilderness borders Glacier Peak Wilderness to the north and Wild Sky Wilderness to the southwest. 

Help protect your wilderness by following wilderness regulations and using Leave No Trace principles.

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