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.

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Places news & important dates

The Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area following wildfire
Restoring the Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area together

Community partners make a big difference in restoring a wildlife area devastated by wildfire.


WDFW crews work a prescribed fire
Prescribed burns planned for Eastern Washington

WDFW plans Eastern Washington prescribed burns at seven wildlife areas to improve habitat, reduce wildfire risk. 

Visit your WDFW lands

graphic of hands holding a fish and fish on a plate.
Hand-Raised Trout to Home-Cooked Meal
Live virtual event from Lakewood Hatchery and American Lake
View of Mount Rainier from TransAlta propery.
Opportunity for new wildlife area in Lewis and Thurston counties
Proposed acquisition of TransAlta Centralia Mine Property would benefit fish and wildlife conservation and provide public access for recreation.
Boat on the Grande Ronde River in Eastern Washington
WDFW receives seven-acre donation from Wild Steelhead Coalition
The Ebsen Water Access Area along the Grande Ronde River in Asotin County includes a popular hand boat launch, restrooms, and five primitive camping sites.

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