Adopt an access area

Campbell Lake water access site

The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is looking for people and organizations to provide safe, clean boating and fishing experiences for Washington’s outdoors recreationists. With over 500 access areas across the state, we need help in maintaining this rich heritage. So, we created the Adopt-an-Access Program to provide interested individuals and civic organizations with the necessary tools and training to “adopt” a local access area. If you are the type who likes to roll up your sleeves and go to work, making the state a better place, this program is for you.

By adopting an access, you:

  • Maintain beautiful recreational access areas
  • Build community pride
  • Foster responsible use of Department of Fish and Wildlife lands and facilities

Volunteer activities

  • Maintaining access areas
  • Serving as access area stewards
  • Provide information

Project expectations

  • All projects require a minimum of five months volunteer commitment
  • Complete monthly volunteer timesheets
  • Site-specific training and safety instructions will be provided
  • WDFW volunteer baseball cap, work gloves, and litter bags will be provided


For more information on the Adopt an Access Program please contact: Shane Belson, Water Access Coordinator