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.

Ponderosa pines

Places news & important dates

Crews conduct a controlled burn on a prairie.
Controlled burns help restore prairie habitat

WDFW is coordinating with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and local fire districts to conduct controlled burns to restore prairie habitat in Thurston County. 

Boats moored in Pleasant Harbor
Improving access and preserving heritage

View a story map about the Pleasant Harbor Water Access Area and learn more about the opportunities and benefits WDFW land management facilitates for the public, wildlife, and habitats.