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Federation Forest State Park

This 619-acre park, located near Greenwater on the Chinook Scenic Byway, is a testament to the a group of forward-thinking women in the 1940s, who decided it was important to preserve some old-growth timber during the rush towards logging. Today this cathedral of trees beckons to visitors year-round offering seven miles of interpretive trails, a picnic area, and a garden highlighting edible and poisonous native plants from different regions of Washington. The Catherine Montgomery Interpretive Center offers interpretive displays that elaborate on the differences in ecosystems ranging from the east side to the west side of the mountains. Take time to appreciate the rich understory of native shrubs and woodland flowers and watch the White River flowing through the park.

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