Outdoorsmen who venture into Hancock Forest Management land east of Lake Kapowsin are afforded a majestic view of Mount Rainier on clear days – and plenty of recreation opportunities every day.
Hancock issues permits to the public to use the land for camping and other recreation and cutting firewood year-round. Permits for motorized access will increase for 2014 to $375, up $25 from past years. Other common activities include hiking, bicycle and horse riding, hunting, fishing, picnics and picking berries. More information on accessing the land is available at hancockrecreationnw.com. Hancock manages land for large private investors. In the Pacific Northwest, the company manages more than 6 million acres, including forestland between Eatonville and Mount Rainier.