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.

Motorized boat on Snake River

Places news & important dates

Razor clammers walk on a coastal beach
Where to dig for razor clams

The razor clamming season is underway, and is a great family activity for harvesters of all skill levels -- learn more about razor clam beaches and current seasons.

Mule deer in shrubsteppe habitat
Help inform how WDFW manages the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area

WDFW is seeking public input on a draft management plan for the Columbia Basin Wildlife area in Adams and Grant counties. Public input is welcome through Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.

Visit your WDFW lands

Climate change and its impact on hunting, angling, and other recreational pursuits
Climate change affects everything in nature: fish, wildlife, habitat, ecosystems, us. As stewards, we must act now to protect the places and activities we love.
A prescribed fire
Prescribed fires planned for eastern Washington
Annual prescribed fires on WDFW lands in Eastern Washington are scheduled to start in October, as conditions allow.
Film poster featuring wildlife and shrubsteppe ecosystem
Join us for a virtual screening of "This Land is Part of Us" Nov. 3
Debuted earlier this year, this film showcases the shrubsteppe of central Washington's Columbia Basin. There will be a Q&A session with producers after the screening.

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