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.

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Places news & important dates

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To the Tides: Restoration at Leque Island

For more than 100 years, Leque Island had dikes around its perimeter to allow for farming and homesteads. In 2019, a collaborative project removed dikes to restore 250 acres of tidal marsh habitat.

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Share your feedback: Electric-assist biking on state-managed lands

The Washington departments of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Natural Resources (DNR) are hosting two May virtual public meetings and an online public survey to gather feedback on electric-assist biking, or e-biking, on state-managed lands.

Visit your WDFW lands

Learn about the Duckabush Estuary Restoration Project

WDFW and partners are working to restore estuary habitat in Hood Canal to help threatened salmon and steelhead, and improve transportation infrastructure

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Learning from the Landscape

This spring, elementary school students explored science, engineering, math, and art at the Bridgeport Wildlife Area Unit as part of the North Central Educational Service District's STEAM in the Field collaborative.

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Preserving natural spaces for people and wildlife

Learn what's next for the Department's new 10-Year Recreation Strategy for WDFW-managed Lands.

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