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 Recreation 

Recreation -- Sunrise at Cypress Head Campsite on Cypress Island. Photo: DNR/Jason Goldstein 

Three steps to experiencing 2.2 million acres of DNR-managed state trust lands throughout Washington State:

  1. Buy or earn your Discover Pass – your ticket to Washington's Great Outdoors. With the Discover Pass, you can park at more than 140 DNR-managed recreation sites and contribute toward their support.
  2. Know Before You Go. Keep it fun with safe and sustainable recreation. The more respectful visitors’ behavior, the more lands can be kept open for your use.
  3. Choose your destination! View DNR-managed recreation areas by region, county or major destination. Be sure to check for temporary fire, harvest or restoration closures.

Much of your DNR-managed lands serve to generate sustainable timber and other harvests (which primarily help fund public education and public needs.) Yet, we also manage these lands to provide fish and wildlife habitat, clean and abundant water and access to some of the most diverse recreation opportunities.

  • Hike, motorcycle, horseback ride, mountain bike, or explore by off-road vehicle 1,100 miles of rustic DNR trails.
  • Enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, picnicking or boating from 143 primitive DNR recreation sites.
  • Experience low impact activities, such as hiking and classroom visits, within native ecosystems at more than 80 DNR-managed Natural Resource Conservation areas.
  • Harvest wild edibles for your personal use on some DNR-managed lands.
  • Hunt for fossils, minerals and gems on some DNR-managed lands.

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The Discover Pass is your ticket to Washington's Great Outdoors.
>> Learn more at
www.discoverpass.wa.gov

For a list and maps of DNR-managed state trust lands that require the Discover Pass go to www.dnr.wa.gov/recreation
 


 Publications

Maps

amp_rec_blanchard_fb_2012.pdf   Blanchard Forest Block Trail Map | May 2012  (612.0 KB  PDF)
Blanchard Forest Block Trail Map | May 2012

eng_rms_cap_forest_scan_full_08.pdf   Trail Map - Capitol State Forest - 2012 (complete)  (2.76 MB  PDF)
NEW - Capitol State Forest - Trail Map in color (complete). Shows recreation sites and multi-use trails, roads, gates, and surrounding area.

aqr_creosote_fox_island_project_map.pdf   Fox Island Creosote Debris Removal Project Map - Sept. 2013  (1.47 MB  PDF)
Fox Island Creosote Debris Removal Project Map - Sept. 2013

eng_rms_capmapnu_may2.pdf   Capitol State Forest Map   (4.38 MB  PDF)
2013 version of our Capitol State Forest Map. View the various types of trails, roads and recreation sites with rec matrix. Terrain illustrated in shaded relief. Full color. Shows surrounding area.

amp_rec_wenas_greendot_map.pdf   Wenas Cooperative Road Mgnt Area | Green Dot Road Map 3/13  (1.90 MB  PDF)
Wenas Cooperative Road Mgnt Area | Green Dot Road Map Updated 3/13

Forms

aqr_dvrp_reporting_form.pdf   Vessel of Concern Reporting Form  (215.1 KB  PDF)
Derelict Vessel Removal Program: Vessel of Concern Reporting Form

amp_rec_fwp_cklist.docx   Forest Watch Lead - What To Do Checklist  (67.0 KB  DOCX)
Forest Watch Lead - What To Do Checklist

amp_rec_fwp_req_form.docx   Forest Watch Patrol Request Form  (73.0 KB  DOCX)
Forest Watch Patrol Request Form that must be completed and turned in to the DNR representative in advance for approval and support.

amp_rec_observation_report.pdf   Forest Watch Program Observation Report  (145.5 KB  PDF)
Forest Watch Program Observation Report for volunteers.

amp_rec_daily_stat_rpt.docx   Forest Watch Program Daily Statistic Report  (134.7 KB  DOCX)
Forest Watch Program Daily Statistic Report for volunteers.

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 Contacts

For General Information About the Department:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1000
information@dnr.wa.gov

General Recreation Contact
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
recreation@dnr.wa.gov

Report Suspicious Activity (non-911 Emergency):
Call the nearest DNR Region office Mon-Fri
1-855-883-8368
forestwatch@dnr.wa.gov

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 Meetings & Events

Events & Activities

Saturday Dec 6, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
FOCF December Work Party

Saturday Dec 13, 8:30 AM - Dec 14, 3:30 PM
Oyster Dome Work Party

Saturday Dec 13, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Walker Valley ORV Area December Work Party

Saturday Dec 27, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Reiter Foothills ORV

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