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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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ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
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 ...

The Olympian

The Olympian
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:51:07 -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 ...

ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
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 ...

ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
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 ...
 
OregonLive.com
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 ...
 
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 ...

ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
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 ...
 
Access Washington
Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0700

OLYMPIA – Even though the weather is warming up, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to remind off-road vehicle (ORV) riders that Capitol State Forest is closed to ORVs for the season and will re-open May 1. “We have ...
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