Water Access Sites


WDFW maintains Water Access Sites throughout Washington state offering boaters and bank fisherman access to lakes and waterways.

Vehicle Access
A Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass is REQUIRED on all recreation sites owned by WDFW. Hunters, fishers, and trappers get a Vehicle Access Pass without additional cost, as part of their first annual license purchase excluding the annual shellfish license. Annual and One-day Discover Passes may be purchased separately. Learn more >>

Note: Not all WDFW Water Access Sites (boat launches) are open throughout the year. Some sites are open only during hunting and fishing seasons. Closures are necessary to comply with land owner agreements, and to manage limited maintenance funds. Please contact the nearest Regional Office for more information on scheduled closures.


Washington State Open Data Bridge
The “Washington State Open Data Bridge” contains links that point to GIS data, web services and metadata hosted on state agency websites.  DFW GIS data sets that are available for download from this site include -- but not limited to: Game Management Units, Elk Areas, Deer Areas, Water Access Sites, Wildlife Area Units, Fish Passage Barriers Inventory.
The Discover Pass - Your ticket to Washington's great outdoors
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Weekender Report
Wildlife Areas
Washington State Parks
Accessing Washington's Outdoors (ADA)
Washington State Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide (AOR)
Washington Boater Information
Public Fishing Piers of Puget Sound
Fishing Reports, Plants & Counts