Huckleberry Fields/Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Pick up a Forest Service map showing areas where these sweet purple berries grow, which have been harvested by Native Americans for thousands of years. The Sawtooth Berry Fields west of Mt. Adams are the best known; other fields are scattered throughout the forest.

More than 57 campgrounds and 12 picnic areas are maintained on the forest, and other areas are open to dispersed camping.   Three campgrounds — Cold Springs, Surprise Lakes, and Meadow Creek — are traditionally used by Indians in late summer and fall. They hold a huckleberry feast at the start of the season also attended by some non-tribal members.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Park Fee Required
  • Seasonal Availability
  • Events Held Annually

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National Geographic