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Capitol State Forest, Olympia

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The Capitol State Forest is a 91650acre 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 - 600ft - 2,659 ft -- 575 Miles of Gravel RoadCities and towns near its borders include Olympia, Tumwater, Littlerock, Oakville, and McCleary. Put Capitol State Forest at the forefront of your travel plans using our Olympia road trip planning app.
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  • Capitol State Forest is a paradise for bikers, hikers, horse riders, ATVs, dirt bikes... Definitely stay here to get away from it all for a few days with some fun recreation in the deal. Also be careful - you'll notice lots of signs related to firearms. There are plenty of gun ranges in the area; you're bound to hear them. Exploring the higher, inner gravel roads of the forest will lead you to some amazing overlooks in all directions. Olympic Otter
  • Good place to get drunk with the bois

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