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.

Spring Washington Mountains

Places news & important dates

Fire crews working a prescribed fire on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
Prescribed fire at Rustler's Gulch Wildlife Area

A prescribed fire on the Rustler's Gulch Wildlife Area in Region 1 is expected to take place in mid-April or soon after.

Volunteer ambassadors under a tent outdoors
WDFW lands ambassador program

WDFW is proud to partner with Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the Methow Valley Trails Collaborative to launch the second pilot trailhead ambassador program in spring and summer of 2024.

Visit your WDFW lands

A short-eared owl flying low over a field
Weigh in on Skagit Wildlife Area Management Plan

WDFW is seeking public input on a draft plan to guide management of the Skagit Wildlife Area for the next 10 years.

A pond seen through trees and grass
Public comment open on recreation at Cowlitz Wildlife Area

WDFW is seeking public comment on how the public uses the Cowlitz Wildlife Area for recreation.

People watching birds at the Sherman Creek Wildlife Area
Wildlife viewing tips

Wildlife can be found anywhere in the state of Washington.

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