Water access areas

Recreate responsibly to protect yourself, others, and the outdoors.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) manages hundreds of water access areas throughout Washington, providing recreational access to the state’s lakes, rivers, and marine waters. Some WDFW owned properties are managed for water access by other agencies and are subject to those agencies’ rules.

A Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass is required at all WDFW recreation lands. A Vehicle Access Pass provides access only to WDFW lands and is provided with the purchase of many hunting and fishing licenses. Discover Passes can be purchased separately and provide access to additional state lands, including state parks.

WDFW does not regulate the general use of watercraft on lakes, ponds, reservoirs, rivers, marine areas, or other waters. Boating restrictions, including motorized boating prohibitions, are established by local ordinance. Consult your local county or city for information.

Camping is allowed on select eastside water access areas. Camping facilities such as tent or RV pads, fire rings, and picnic tables are generally not provided.

Find water access areas

ADA facilities
Name County ADA facilities
Chain Lake Pend Oreille
Chambers Lake Thurston Parking
Clark Pond Franklin
Clear Lake Spokane
Clear Lake Thurston Parking, Restroom
Clear Lake Pierce
Clear Lake Skagit
Columbia Basin Hatchery Grant Parking, Restroom
Conners Lake Okanogan
Connor Lake Snohomish
Cook Slough Snohomish
Corral Lake Grant
Cottonwood Asotin
County Line Clark
Couse Creek Asotin
Cow Lake Adams
Crab Creek Grant
Crabapple Lake Snohomish
Crescent Lake Snohomish
Crescent Lake Pierce
Crocker Lake Jefferson
Cutchie 1 Okanogan
Cutchie 2 Okanogan
Cutchie 3 Okanogan
Davis Lake Okanogan