Places to Go

There are countless ways to get outside in Washington. Whether hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, hiking, horseback riding, boating, or camping, the Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to make it easy for you to do the things you love, from Puget Sound and the Pacific coast to the Columbia Basin and the rolling hills of the Palouse.

Fall colors along Methow River

Places news & important dates

View of a new cones on branches of a Douglas-fir tree. USDA Forest Service photo.
Update on Western Pacific Timber lands in Klickitat Co.

Western Pacific Timber, LLC has announced that their property in Klickitat County will no longer be enrolled in Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Feel Free to Hunt program due to "increased fire danger and liability concerns." View their full statement on their website.

Sawtooth Range from the Methow Wildlife Area
Share your feedback on proposed Methow Wildlife Area closures

Designed to protect mule deer, the proposed closure would be in effect from Dec. 15 to April 15.

Visit your WDFW lands

Fall leaves in the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area
Enjoy the outdoors this World Mental Health Day, Oct. 10

Visitors can explore state-managed lands and Washington State Parks without a Discover Pass on Oct. 10.

WDFW staff at an event booth with kid.
Volunteer with us

Volunteer opportunities will vary but include urban habitat restoration projects, tabling at public events, assisting with environmental education, and some at-home volunteer opportunities.

People bird watching at the Skagit Wildlife Area.
Tips to share WDFW-managed lands this hunting season

Recreate responsibly and safety by being respectful of other visitors to WDFW-managed lands.

Share your outdoor adventures