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 view of Similkameen River

Places news & important dates

Landscape six days after prescribed burning
Managing healthy forests

Through local partnerships and with support from the state legislature, WDFW uses a variety of management tools to restore forests to historic conditions. Learn more by exploring our interactive story map.


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.