Washington wildfire information

Fire restrictions and closures

Updated Oct. 1, 2021

With cooler temperatures and higher humidity reducing wildfire danger, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lifted fire restrictions on Friday, Oct. 1, including the temporary ban on target shooting, on most Department-managed lands. Read the news release for more details. 

Campfire restrictions 

  • Columbia Basin Wildlife Area: A campfire ban is in place through Oct. 31 at the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Adams and Grant counties due to its drier, more sensitive nature. 
  • Klickitat Wildlife Area: A campfire ban is in place through Oct. 31 at the Klickitat Wildlife Area due to dry conditions. 

Fire-related closures

Plan your outdoor adventure

Get ready for your outdoor adventure! Plan your trip to a WDFW wildlife area or water access area. WDFW actively manages more than 1 million acres of public land and 500+ water access areas throughout the state. 

Target shooting on WDFW-managed lands

WDFW strives to provide a positive recreational experience for all outdoor enthusiasts at our wildlife areas across the state. As the number of people recreating on public lands increases each year, it is important for all visitors to have an extra level of awareness. 

Know before you shoot! WDFW’s target shooting regulation changed earlier this year to increase public safety, prevent wildfires, and protect habitat. Review the rule and frequently asked questions

For more information, review the Target Shooting in Washington Brochure


Additional resources

How to help wildlife impacted by wildfires

Check out our blog, Four ways to help wildlife after wildfires