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The Capitol State Forest is a 91,650-acre (370.9 km2) state forest in Thurston and Grays Harbor counties of the U.S. state of Washington. It includes part of the unusual Mima Mounds geologic feature.

The Capitol State Forest is managed by Washington Department of Natural Resources. It is a multi-use forest with active logging operations and is open for off-road motorcycles, mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking. It is approximately bounded by U.S. Route 12 to the southwest, Interstate 5 to the east and State Route 8 to the north. It roughly contains the Black Hills. Topographical Relief - 600 ft (180 m) - 2,659ft -- 575 Miles of Gravel Road

Cities and towns near its borders include Olympia, Tumwater, Littlerock, Oakville, and McCleary.

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Coordinates: 47°00′00″N 123°10′01″W / 47.00°N 123.167°W / 47.00; -123.167

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Margaret McKenny Campground - Capitol State Forest

The start to a 6 day camping break in Capitol Forest. Talking about using my propane on-demand water heater shower and other ideas.

2004 Honda CRF250X at Capitol State Forest, Wash.


Little Larch Mountain Trail 4-5-14. Capitol Forest, WA

thanks to all of those who have contributed to making LLMT as awesome as it is. took a ride after our work party this day while running slick tires during slippery ...

Mima Falls Trailhead - Capitol State Forest

The sounds of the nearby gun club in this part of Capitol State Forest, make it tough to recommend this hike to those seeking the quiet of nature.

Dirt Biking Capitol State Forest

My first ride in Capitol State Forest, Washington.

2015 Capitol State Forest Gravel Haul

Multi BCHW Chapter and Organization Gravel Hauling, Capitol State Forest, March 28, 2015.

Capitol State Forest | Washington State | Kingquad 400

Part of the North Rim trail at Capitol State Forest in Washington State. GoPro Hero 3 mounted to chin of helmet using the vented helmet strap.

Capitol State Forest 4 Wheelies - 2014

I had a great time riding quads for the 1st time in over 20 years with a friend down south of Olympia, Wa... thanks for the loaner, JB!!!

Capitol State Forest - Mima Porter #8 (from Segment #50 to Fall Creek)

The full descent on Mima Porter #8 from Segment #50 to Fall Creek. It's all downhill except for 4-5 small hills. This is the ...

Capitol State Forest Helmetcam

Helmet camera footage from Capitol State Forest in Washington, about half-way between Seattle and Portland.

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72 news items


Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:12:08 -0700

VCB logo Capitol State Forest is located just five miles from downtown Olympia. I encourage you to take the short trek to explore one of the hidden natural gems of Thurston and Grays Harbor Counties. At 91,650 acres in size, Capitol State Forest is ...


Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:11:26 -0700

red lion As the season edges closer to summer and the days get sunnier, outdoor enthusiasts flock to the trails winding through Capitol State Forest. Located predominately in south Thurston County and Grays Harbor County, the 90,000-acre forest with ...


Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:41:20 -0700

A Tacoma man was killed in a crash involving an off-road vehicle at Capitol State Forest in Thurston County. The Washington State Patrol was investigating the crash, which occurred Saturday afternoon about 2 miles from the Rock Candy Mountain entrance ...


Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:26:40 -0700

capitol state forest map Elizabeth Eberle, one of three cartographers at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) who worked on the map, says the project was prompted by the need to update data. “Roads and trails had changed dramatically, including ...


Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:47:07 -0700

color graphics logo A quick search through the ThurstonTalk archives and you will find quite a few stories highlighting the wide array of activities inside our precious Capitol State Forest. We have often covered events that showcase the forest as a ...
KIRO Seattle
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:50:16 -0800

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body found inside a burned-out SUV in the Capitol State Forest. A Department of Natural Resources worker spotted the vehicle on fire on E-Line Road around 9 a.m., said KIRO 7 ...
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:06:23 -0800

Newly released is an updated map of the Capitol State Forest, the landscape southwest of Olympia that offers a full range of trail sports, plus camping. It can be a great midway spot to meet Puget Sound friends for a weekend of mountain biking, or ...


Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:44:51 -0700

Without question, it's not your typical work party to fix the trails at the Capitol State Forest. On March 29, about 200 people – an odd mix of riders on mountain bikes, quads, mules, and horses – will work together on the trails, moving about 10,000 ...

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