The Willamette National Forest in Oregon will provide the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
At nearly 1.7 million acres in size, the Willamette National Forest spans along the western slopes of the Cascade Range in western Oregon. This special landscape features seven major peaks, three Wild and Scenic Rivers, eight wilderness areas, several historic lava flows and hundreds of high-elevation lakes.
The forest boasts an array of conifer species, including large stands of Douglas fir, the official state tree of Oregon. It’s also home to more than 300 species of fish and wildlife, from the northern spotted owl to Roosevelt elk.
Take in the forest’s impressive vistas along two National Scenic Byways. Choose a hike from 1,700 miles of trail, including five National Recreation Trails. Mountain bike on world-famous singletrack. Discover gushing waterfalls. Sleep under the stars at more than 70 developed campgrounds. Ski and snowshoe at winter recreation areas. The story begins at the Willamette National Forest.