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Recreation & Public Information -- the Great Outdoors
Recreation & Public Information
  • Recreation: Find out what kinds of activities are allowed on public lands, what recreation areas are open, where to get maps,  and more. Learn about what the Sustainable Recreation Work Group is doing to develop a long-term vision for recreation on DNR-managed lands.
  • Students & Teachers: Learn about educational opportunities in the great outdoors.
  • Neighbors & Concerned Citizens: Find out about derelict vessels and public-use concerns.
  • Fire Information & Prevention: Get up-to-date news and information about burn bans, wildfire dangers in your county, and how to reduce the risk of wildfire on your property.
  • Homeowners: Learn about safe burning and fire prevention.
  • Legislative Information: Discover what natural resources issues are being considered by the Washington State Legislature.
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A Discover Pass is required on vehicles accessing DNR-managed state trust lands. (Some exemptions apply). View maps of state trust lands at  



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.

em_bc_bnr_082313_retreat_map.pdf   Map to BNR August Retreat Location  (917.8 KB  PDF)
Map to BNR August Retreat Location

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

amp_rec_ltmurray_greendot_map08_2010.pdf   LT Murray Cooperative Road Mgmt Area Map (March 2013)  (1.48 MB  PDF)
LT Murray Cooperative Road Mgmt Area revised (March 2013). For SE region recreation page.


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

rp_fire_ffpindex.pdf   Firefighter Property Program  (103.7 KB  PDF)
Firefighter Property Program Instructions.

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.

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 Meetings & Events

Boards & Councils

Tuesday Oct 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board of Natural Resources Meeting

Tuesday Nov 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board of Natural Resources Meeting

Wednesday Nov 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Forest Practices Board Meeting

Tuesday Dec 2, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board of Natural Resources Meeting

Events & Activities

Wednesday Oct 1, 6:30 PM - 8:30 AM
Naneum/Columbia Recreation Plan - Ellensburg

Thursday Oct 2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Naneum/Columbia Recreation Plan - Wenatchee

Saturday Oct 4, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
FOCF October Work Party

Saturday Oct 11, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Walker Valley ORV Area October Work Party

Saturday Oct 25, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Reiter Foothills ORV October Work Party

 Get Involved

Volunteers are a vital component of stewardship activities at DNR. Each year, they contribute thousands of hours to such projects as  recreation trails, removing invasive species from natural areas, and identifying rare plants.

 How-To... Get Involved

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