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.

Winter view of the Chiliwist Unit of Sinlahekin Wildlife Area

Places news & important dates

Trout stocking at Green Lake in Seattle
Get out to fish for trout this holiday season

The weather may be frightful, but the fishing is still delightful at dozens of lakes stocked with trout this fall.


Hunter in the field wearing blaze orange
Be cautious of hazards in the field

People heading to areas recently impacted by wildfires should take extra precautions, as these lands could pose hazards such as unseen holes in the ground where roots have burned up or burnt stumps and trees that could fall.