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

Trees on a sunny day at Rustler's Gulch
Share your feedback on proposed land acquisitions

Comment on 20 proposed land acquisitions as part of WDFW's annual Lands 20/20 process. Comments due by Nov. 28.

Mule deer in the Methow Valley
Methow Wildlife Area units close temporarily to protect wintering mule deer

To protect the largest migratory mule deer herd in Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is closing five units of the Methow Valley Wildlife Area to public access from Dec. 15, 2023 through March 31, 2024.

Visit your WDFW lands

Hunter looks through binoculars at sunrise.
Tips to share WDFW-managed lands this hunting season

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

Golden Larch trees frame a view of Ptarmigan Peak in the distance.
Wildlife live here: Tips for spending autumn outdoors in Washington

When you head outdoors this time of year, there are simple things to remember that can help you coexist with our Washington wildlife this season.

People watching birds at the Sherman Creek Wildlife Area
Wildlife viewing tips

Wildlife can be found anywhere in the state of Washington.

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