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
Evergreen Reservoir North Grant Parking
Evergreen Reservoir Southwest Grant Parking
Evergreen Reservoir West Grant Parking
Faber Ferry North Skagit
Faber Ferry South Skagit
Failor Lake Grays Harbor Parking, Restroom
Fan Lake Pend Oreille
Farris Chelan
Ferndale Whatcom
Fidesco-Harris Grant
Fiorito Ponds Kittitas Restroom
Fish Lake King
Fish Lake 1 Okanogan
Fish Lake 4 Okanogan Parking
Fisherman's Loop Cowlitz
Fishtrap Lake Lincoln
Fitzsimmons Yakima
Flowing Lake Snohomish
Forde Lake Okanogan Parking, Restroom
Fortson Hole Snohomish
Fourth of July Lake Lincoln
Fox Miller Chelan
Frenchman Hills 1 Grant
Frenchman Hills 3 Grant
Fuller Bridge Grays Harbor