Washington Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Washington? View Washington parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Banks Lake, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions State Rt 155 north from Coulee City, Washington. Phone 1-800-452-5687 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT FS OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Washington State Tourism Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Banks Lake, part of the Columbia Basin Project, was created by building two rock-faced, earthfill dams at the north and south ends of the Ice-Age channel of the Columbia River, now known as Grand Coulee. The reservoir is 27 miles long with 27,000 water surface acres. Fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, rainbow trout, walleye, kokanee, black crappie, bullhead, and whitefish. Developed camping facilities are also available.

Bennington Lake, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Immediately east of Walla Walla, Washington. From Highway 12 follow the sign directions pointing the way to Bennington Lake. Phone (509) 527-7160 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Rooks Park (WA) Bennington Lake Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Bennington Lake Photo Album Bennington Lake Website Facebook Bennington Lake is located in southeastern Washington minutes from historic downtown Walla Walla, Washington?s oldest city. Enjoy beautiful views of the northern Blue Mountains and the open space surrounding the lake. Bennington Lake, while small, offers plenty of fun, safe, and relaxing times. Tour local wineries and taste the world famous Walla Walla sweet onions (summers only). Take a short trip to the

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is located 8 miles northeast of Olympia, Washington. ¢From Interstate 5 southbound, take exit 114. Make a right at the traffic light, go under the freeway and make a right into the Refuge. Follow the entrance road to the two public parking lots. ¢From Interstate 5 northbound, take exit 114. Make a left at the stop sign, go under the freeway and make a right into the Refuge. Follow the entrance road to the two public parking lots. Phone 360-753-9467 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Billy Frank Jr.

Boundary Dam, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Take State Hwy. 31 north to the town of Metaline, then take Boundary Dam Road north about 10 miles to launch your boat from Seattle City Light’s Forebay Recreation Area, located next to Boundary Dam. Phone 509-536-1200 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Boundary Reservoir Recreation Area Recreation activities include motorized and non-motorized boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking and nature viewing. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The sites are open year-round. There are no facilities or services available other than a fire ring and picnic table at BLM Recreation Area. Access is by watercraft only and most boaters put in at the Seattle City

Chopaka Lake and Chopaka Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 97 at Tonasket, take the Loomis-Oroville Highway west through Loomis. Two miles past Loomis, turn left onto the Chopaka Mountain Road. Keep to the right and drive the steep grade up the mountain. After 3.5 miles, take the road to the right for two more miles to reach Chopaka Lake. The BLM camping area is north of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources campground. Phone (509) 665-2100 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas BLMOregon Washington State Road Conditions Washington State Tourism BLMOregon Overview: Hidden deep within the highlands of northern Okanogan County, visitors will discover a jewel of

Cle Elum Lake, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is 30 miles northwest of Ellensburg off State Highway 903. Phone 509-852-1100 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Cle Elum Lake Cle Elum Lake Map Cle Elum Dam and Lake, of the Yakima Project, are on the Cle Elum River 8 miles northwest of Cle Elum, Washington. Cle Elum, Kachess, and Keechelus reservoirs are in the Wenatchee National Forest. Camping, swimming, boating, picnicking, and fishing are available at all three reservoirs especially in the streams below the dams. Available fish species are lake trout, kokanee, and rainbow trout.

Clear Lake Reservoir, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Clear Lake Reservoir is 34 miles southwest of Naches, WA. Phone 509-653-1401 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas USBR Clear Lake Reservoir U.S. Forest Service Located on the North Fork of the Tieton River, 34 miles southwest of Naches, WA, Clear Lake Reservoir is created by Clear Creek Dam. The surface area of the reservoir is 260 acres. The rugged mountain terrain, surrounded by coniferous forests, creates magnificent scenic settings. Clear Lake is in the Wenatchee National Forest.

Cold Springs Reservoir, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is located about 7 miles east of Hermiston, Oregon off State Road 207. Phone 509-546-8300 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Cold Springs Cold Springs Dam and Reservoir are features of the Umatilla Project. The dam was completed in 1908. The reservoir covers 1,600 acres with 12 miles of shoreline and is a national wildlife refuge heavily used by migrating waterfowl. Some 275 acres of the reservoir area have been designed as public hunting grounds. Bank fishing for crappie, smallmouth bass, and brown bullhead permitted from the Inlet Canal and along Cold Springs Dam.

Colville National Forest, Washington Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds EAST SULLIVAN NOISY CREEK WEST SULLIVAN PANHANDLE PIONEER PARK EDGEWATER CAMPGROUND SWAN LAKE KITCHEN SNOW PEAK CABIN LAKE GILLETTE CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Thirteen Mile Trailhead Thunder Creek Trailhead #526 Marcus Trailhead Mill Pond Historic Site Bear Pot Trailhead Edds Mountain Trailhead Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Colville National Forest The Colville National Forest offers 1.1 million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. You can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on hundreds of miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the back country or wilderness. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of great

Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Glenwood, head west on Main Street for about a third of a mile. As the road begins to curve follow the it to the left onto Draper Springs/Trout Lake Highway. Go 4.8 miles further to the marked entrance on your left for Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The parking area will be a mile ahead of you. Phone (509) 546-8300 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, one of the hidden jewels of the Refuge System, is located on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains at the base of 12,307-foot Mount Adams in southern

Copalis National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Located over 100 miles of Washington’s Pacific coast from Flattery Rocks south to Copalis Beach. Because of the fragile and remote nature of the Refuge all the islands are closed to human disturbance. A 200-yard buffer zone surrounds each island to protect the wildlife. However the Refuges and their inhabitants may be viewed with binoculars or spotting scopes from several beaches along the coast, including Shi Shi, Cape Alava, Rialto, Second, Ruby, and Kalaloch. These islands are closed to the public in order to protect seabird nesting sites. Islands can be viewed from coastal highway or ocean beaches. Phone 360-457-8451 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Copalis National Wildlife Refuge Copalis Refuge consists of a

Douglas Creek, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Highway 2 east past Waterville, Washington, for 8 miles, and turn right onto “H” Road. Follow this gravel road for 7 miles, down into the Douglas Creek canyon. Phone 509-536-1200 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Photo Album: Douglas Creek In the dry sage-steppe uplands of Eastern Washington, Douglas Creek forms a unique riparian oasis. In the basalt canyon, songbirds and raptorsperch in cottonwoods, and the road paralleling the creek passes beaver ponds and cascading pools.

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is north of Highway 101, west of Sequim, in Clallam County, Washington, approximately 15 miles east of Port Angeles on the southerly side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Turn north on Kitchen-Dick Road and continue 3 miles to Dungeness Recreation Area. Go through the recreation area to the refuge parking lot. Phone 360-457-8451 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is located along the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. The refuge hosts one of the world’s longest natural sand spit, which softens the rough sea waves to form a quiet bay and harbor,

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound. The island is easily accessible from the mainland by vehicle via Washington State Route 20 from Burlington and aboard the Washington State Ferries from either Mukilteo or Port Townsend. Phone (360) 678-6084 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, DIVING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Official Website Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Map This stunning landscape at the gateway to Puget Sound, with its rich farmland and promising seaport, lured the earliest American pioneers north of the Columbia River to Ebey™s Landing. Today Ebey™s Landing National Historical Reserve preserves the historical, agricultural and cultural

Fishtrap, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Fishtrap is just a 30-mile drive southwest of Spokane, Washington. From Interstate 90, take Exit 254, and then travel east for 1.75 miles to the public land access. Phone 509-536-1200 Activities BIKING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas BLM OR/WA Fishtrap Recreation Area Flickr Album Washington State Road Conditions BLM OR/WA Overview: Step into the past as you explore more than 8,000 acres of beautiful landscapes that include an old farmstead, and habitats ranging from forest and shrub-steppe to grass and wetlands. The historic Folsom Farm interpretive site demonstrates how the landscape was converted into small farms, ranches and communities beginning in the late 1800s. Displays tell the history of farming

Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Located over 100 miles of Washington’s Pacific coast from Flattery Rocks south to Copalis Beach. These islands are closed to the public in order to protect seabird nesting sites. Islands can be viewed from coastal highway or ocean beaches. Phone 360-457-8451 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge Flattery Rocks Refuge consists of a portion of 870 islands, rocks, and reefs extending for more than 100 miles along Washington’s Pacific coast from Cape Flattery to Copalis Beach. These islands are protected from human disturbance, yet are close to abundant ocean food sources. They are a vital sanctuary where 14 species of seabirds nest and raise their young. During migration the total

Folsom Farm Site, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Fishtrap is just a 30-mile drive southwest of Spokane, Washington. From Interstate 90, take Exit 254, and then travel east for 1.75 miles to access the public lands. Phone 509-536-1200 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Fishtrap Recreation Area Overview: Step into the past as you explore more than 8,000 acres of beautiful landscapes that include an old farmstead, and habitats ranging from forest and shrub-steppe to grass and wetlands. The historic Folsom Farm interpretive site demonstrates how the landscape was converted into small farms, ranches and communities beginning in the late 1800s. Displays tell the history of farm life. Enjoy the chance to study

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-5, take the Mill Plain Boulevard exit (Exit 1-C) and head east. Turn south onto Fort Vancouver Way. At the traffic circle, go east on Evergreen Boulevard and follow signs to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. From I-205, go west on Highway 14 about six miles, then take I-5 north. From I-5, take the Mill Plain Boulevard exit (Exit 1-C) and head east. At the traffic circle, go east on Evergreen Boulevard and follow signs to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. Phone (360) 816-6230 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Official Website Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Map Located on the north bank of the

Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The scenic overlook is located near Milepost 31, State Highway 14. The refuge office is located at Pierce Refuge: West from Vancouver, Washington on State Highway 14 to milepost 36, first driveway on the right. The office and residence are combined, with the office entrance on the south side of the building on the first floor. Phone 360-887-4106 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge Franz Lake Refuge is located in southwest Washington State, within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The refuge provides a variety of habitats including riparian wetlands, transitional woodlands from lower elevation willows, and cottonwoods to mid-elevation old-growth fir and cedar with associated native understory

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Atkisson Group camp Moss Creek campground Oklahoma campground North Fork Campground (WA) Iron Creek Campground Tower Rock Campground Adams Fork Campground Walupt Lake Campground Takhlakh Lake Campground Paradise Creek campground Beaver Campground Peterson Prairie Campground North Fork Bear Group Camp North Fork Beaver Group Camp North Fork Elk Group Camp Panther Creek campground Blue Lake Creek Campground La Wis Wis Campground Big Creek GOVT MINERAL SPRINGS GUARD STA Peterson Prairie Cabin Sunset Camp LOWER FALLS CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Climbers Bivouac Trailhead Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site Harmony Falls Viewpoint Meta Lake Interpretive Site Science

Grand Coulee Dam, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions 90 miles west of Spokane, Washington on State Highway 155 Phone 509-633-9265 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Grand Coulee Power Office Web Site Grand Coulee Dam, part of the Columbia Basin Project, located on the Columbia River in Washington State, is one of the largest concrete structures in the world. The dam is also the largest hydropower producer in the United States with a total generating capacity of 6,809 megawatts. The visitor center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. From Memorial Day through September 30 the visitor center is

Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located at the western city limits of Hoquiam, Washington. Take State Highway 109 to Paulson Road, turn south, then west to parking areas adjacent to Bowerman Airfield. Phone 360-753-9467 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge is located within Grays Harbor Estuary, at the mouth of the Chehalis River, which makes up the second largest watershed in Washington. It is one of four major staging areas for migrating shorebirds in the Pacific Flyway. Up to one million shorebirds gather here in spring and fall to feed and rest. Grays Harbor is designated as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site, recognizing

Julia Butler Hansen Refuge For The Columbian White-tail Deer, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 5, take the Longview exit. Proceed west on Highway 4 to Cathlamet. Continue on Highway 4 about 1 mile past Cathlamet to Steamboat Slough Road (just west of Elochoman River bridge). Turn left on Steamboat Slough Road. Refuge headquarters is about 0.25 miles to the right.Hunting, Price, Tenasillahe, and Wallace Islands are accessible only by boat. Public launching facilities are available in Washington at the Cathlamet Mooring Basin, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife boat launch on State Highway 4 between Cathlamet and Skamokawa, and Skamokawa Vista Park. Launch facilities on the Oregon shore are available at Aldrich Point east of Astoria. Kayak and canoe rentals are available at Skamokawa. Phone 360-484-3482 Activities BIKING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take

Keystone Harbor, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on Highway 20, 3 miles south of Coupville on Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington. Phone (888) 226-7688 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Keystone Harbor Website Operated as part of Fort Casey State Park. Fort Casey State Park (including Keystone Spit) is comprised of 411.46 acres with 7,000 feet of freshwate frontage and 110,810 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet.

Klondike Gold Rush – Seattle Unit National Historical Park, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The park and visitor center are located on the northwest corner of 2nd Ave South and South Jackson Street in the former Cadillac Hotel. The Pioneer Square neighborhood is serviced by several public transportation options. Visit your directions page for more information about parking. Phone (206) 220-4240 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Klondike Gold Rush – Seattle Unit National Historical Park Official Website Klondike Gold Rush – Seattle Unit National Historical Park Map After surviving a devastating fire and an economic depression, Seattle flourished with the Klondike Gold Rush. As a key port city, merchants supplied would-be Klondike Kings and Queens on their way to Alaska. This cemented Seattle as an anchor

Lake Bryan, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions 9 miles northeast of Starbuck, Washington, on Little Goose Dam Road. Phone (509) 751-0240 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Lake Bryan Website Lake Bryan Photo Album Lake Bryan, located in southeastern Washington along the remote lower Snake River, provides for water fun and relaxation. The landscape is characteristic of wide-open vistas with steep canyon walls and few trees. The climate is arid. Popular activities include fish viewing, boating, camping, swimming, water-skiing, hunting and fishing. Recreation facilities include picnic areas and semi-primitive campgrounds.

Lake Roosevelt National, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Spokane Take I-90 West At Exit 277, merge onto US-2 toward Davenport/Fairchild AFB/Spokane Airport Just past Wilbur, turn right onto WA-21 Stay left onto Highway 174 Turn right onto WA-155 Stay on WA-155 past Grand Coulee Dam and into the town of Coulee Dam Cross the Columbia River and continue on WA-155 Turn right onto Crest Drive and follow up the hill. The Headquarters Office is located on the left Phone (509) 754-7800 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds KETTLE FALLS CAMPGROUND FORT SPOKANE SPRING CANYON EVANS GROUP CAMP KETTLE FALLS LOCUST GROVE GROUP SITE GIFFORD GROUP SITE HUNTERS GROUP SITE FORT SPOKANE GROUP SITE SPRING CANYON GROUP SITE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Lake Roosevelt

Lake Sacajawea, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions 5.5 miles east of Burbank, WA, on Highway 124, 2.5 miles north on Monument Drive. Phone (509) 547-7781 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds CHARBONNEAU PK FISHHOOK PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Facebook Lake Sacajawea Photo Album Lake Sacajawea Website Discover Your Northwest Charbonneau Marina Lake Sacajawea, located in southeastern Washington along the lower Snake River (near the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers), offers water fun and relaxation. The landscape is characteristic of wide-open vistas with few trees, while the climate is arid. Popular activities include boating, camping, swimming, water-skiing, hunting and fishing. Recreation facilities range from

Lake West, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Located 41.5 miles northeast of Pasco, Washington, on Pasco-Kahlotus Road to Kahlotus, WA, then 6 miles south on Devil’s Conyon Road. Phone (509) 282-3219 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Lake West Website Lake West, located in southeastern Washington on a remote section of the lower Snake River, provides for water fun and relaxation. Popular activities include boating, camping, swimming, water-skiing, hunting, and fishing. Visitors can enjoy the scenic variety afforded by the surrounding countryside of the Palouse, a large and secluded fertile agricultural land base that extends well beyond the horizon.

Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Lewis and Clark Refuge is administered from the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge office. To reach the office, exit Interstate 5 to Longview, Washington. Proceed west on Highway 4 to Cathlamet. Continue on Highway 4 about 1 mile past Cathlamet. Turn left on Steamboat Slough Road. Refuge headquarters is about 0.25 miles to the right. The refuge itself is accessible only by boat. Boat launch facilities are located at various points in Washington and Oregon along the lower Columbia River, including Skamokawa in Washington and John Day Point and Aldrich Point in Oregon. Some of the islands are visible from Highway 30, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, 5 miles east of Astoria. From Interstate 5, take the Longview, Washington, exit. Proceed about 1 mile across a bridge over the Columbia River to Rainer, Oregon. Take Highway 30 west toward Astoria. Phone 360-795-3915 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HUNTING, PHOTOGRAPHY,

Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From the intersection of Highway 395 and Highway 20 (Main and Third) in Colville, go 6 miles east on Highway 20 to Artman-Gibson Road. Turn right on this road; and go 1.7 miles to an intersection with 4 corners. Turn left onto Kitt-Narcisse Road; and go 2.2 miles until the pavement ends, and the road forks into two gravel roads. Bear right onto Bear Creek Road; and go 3.3 miles to the refuge office, which is a log building on the right. Phone 509-684-8384 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Located on the west slope of

Lower Granite Lake, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions (To the Office and Greenbelt Ramp) Just north of the interstate blue bridge to 100 Fair Street, in Clarkston, WA. Phone (509) 843-1493 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Lower Granite Lake Website Discover Your Northwest Lower Granite Lake Photo Album Lower Granite Lake, located in extreme southeastern Washington and central Idaho along the lower Snake and Clearwater Rivers, provides for a wide spectrum of outdoor recreation fun. In the adjoining towns of Clarkston, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho there are 22 miles of levees designated as the Clearwater & Snake River National Recreation Trail

McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located off of Highway 395, five miles south of Pendleton, Oregon, and 7 miles south of I-84. Phone 509-546-8300 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge Nestled between the plains and the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge offers habitat for rare and endangered species and is a haven for breeding and migratory birds. The lack of other local wetland habitats elevates the importance of this refuge as a home to a variety of wildlife and plant species in an arid environment. Aquatic habitats serve as resting and feeding areas for

McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Portland, take Highway 84 east to Highway 730. Take Highway 12 north and make a right on Maple Street. Refuge visitor facilities are a quarter of a mile from Highway 12. Phone 509-546-8300 Activities BIKING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas McNary National Wildlife Refuge Extending along the east bank of the Columbia River from the confluence of the Snake River to the mouth of the Walla Walla River and downstream into Oregon, the McNary National Wildlife Refuge preserves a priceless diversity of fish, wildlife, and plants. McNary Refuge serves as an anchor for biodiversity and ecosystem-level conservation. Refuge bays and shorelines are

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Mount Rainier National Park is located in west-central Washington state. Several major cities in Washington- Seattle, Tacoma, and Yakima- and Portland, Oregon, are within 200 miles of the park. For GPS to Nisqually Entrance use: 39000 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304. Phone (360) 569-2211 Activities BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds OHANAPECOSH CAMPGROUND COUGAR ROCK CAMPGROUND OHANAPECOSH GROUP CAMPGROUND COUGAR ROCK GROUP CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Mount Rainier National Park Official Website Mount Rainier National Park Map Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A.,

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Beckler River Campground The Dalles Campground Denny Creek Campground Douglas Fir Campground Excelsior Group Camp Gold Basin Campground Horseshoe Cove Campground Miller River Group Camp Money Creek Campground Panorama Point Campground Park Creek Campground Shannon Creek Campground Silver Fir Campground Tinkham Campground Turlo Campground Verlot Campground Silver Springs Campground Beaver Creek Group Camp Esswine Group Camp Coal Creek Group Camp Wiley Creek Group Camp Tulalip Group Camp Boardman Group Camp Marble Creek Campground Bedal Campground Clear Creek Campground Red Bridge Campground Mineral Park Campground Middle Fork Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Sun Top Lookout Boardman Lake North Cascades (SR

Mud Mountain Dam (White River), Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Enumclaw, 8 miles east on WA 410. Phone (360) 825-3211 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Mud Mountain Dam (White River) Website Upon completion in 1948, Mud Mountain Dam was the highest rock and earth-filled dam in the world.

North Cascades National Park, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area is from the State Route 20 corridor. SR 20 (North Cascades Highway) connects with Interstate 5 (Exit 230) at Burlington. From the east, the highway intersects with US 97 at Okanogan and with SR 153 at Twisp. The State Department of Transportation closes a portion of the road between Ross Dam Trailhead and Lone Fir Campground in winter. The Lake Chelan National Recreation Area (Stehekin) is accessible by ferry or plane from Chelan. Phone (360) 854-7200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PADDLING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Gorge Lake Campground NEWHALEM CAMPGROUND LOWER GOODELL GROUP CAMPGROUND UPPER GOODELL GROUP CAMPGROUND Colonial Creek South Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers four million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. You can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on hundreds of miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the back country or wilderness. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of great fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, off road vehicles, and winter activities such as cross-country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Hundreds of miles of forest roads offer access and sightseeing opportunities. There are also Forest Service cabins available for recreational renting. Okanogan-Wenatchee Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: 1. AMERICAN RIDGE LODGE >> Camping

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Cape Flattery to the mouth of the Copalis River, on Washington’s outer coast. Phone (360) 457-6622 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, DIVING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Map Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page Visitors will find a spectacular, sparsely populated, and undeveloped shoreline for nearly the entire length of the sanctuary. Forty-eight miles of the sanctuary are adjacent to wilderness beaches of the Olympic National Park. The Washington Maritime National Wildlife Refuge encompasses the rocks, islets, and islands that rise above mean high tide in sanctuary waters. Several reservations along the shoreline preserve the culture

Olympic National Forest, Washington Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, DIVING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds WILLABY CAMPGROUND LOUELLA CABIN HAMMA HAMMA CABIN INTERROREM CABIN FALLS CREEK CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Camp Creek Olympic Discovery Trailhead Littleton Horse Camp Falls Creek – South Shore Trailhead Lake Quinault Lodge Quinault Rain Forest Trailhead Lebar Horse Camp Skokomish Upper/Lower South Fork Trailhead Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trailhead Gatton Creek Trailhead Mt. Muller – Rd. 3040 North Trailhead Church Creek Shelter Trailhead Church Creek East Trailhead Church Creek West Trailhead Dead Fall Trailhead Lena Lake/Brothers Trailhead Jefferson Lake Trailhead Lower Big Quilcene Trailhead Lower Dungeness/Gold Creek Trailhead Mt. Walker Lower Trailhead Notch Pass Trailhead (1st

Olympic National Forest, Washington Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, DIVING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Olympic National Forest Olympic National Forest offers diverse recreation opportunities for everyone. Experience the rushing rivers, coastal rain forests, alpine wildflowers and views of the Puget Sound from mountain peaks. Wilderness areas offer solitude and a chance to experience the rich biodiversity of the Olympic Peninsula. Provide & view feedback about our trails at our online trail register. Jump to recreation current conditions below the map. The Olympic Outlook is our free forest-wide recreation newspaper available at forest offices.

Olympic National Park, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions You can reach Olympic National Park via the I-5 corridor or by any one of the quieter state roadways. Once you arrive on the Olympic Peninsula connect to Hwy 101 to reach any destinations in and around Olympic National Park. From Olympia: take I-5 to Hwy 101 From Tacoma: take State Route 16 to Bremerton; take State Route 3 north from Bremerton to State Route 104. From Washington/Oregon Coast connect to Hwy 101 in Aberdeen. Phone (360) 565-3130 Activities BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds KALALOCH SOL DUC HOT SPRINGS RESORT CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Olympic National Park Official Website Olympic National Park Map With its incredible range of

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Padilla Bay is about 70 miles north of Seattle near Anacortes, Wash. Phone 360-428-1558 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HIKING, HUNTING, DOCUMENTARY SITE, OBSERVATION SITE, INFORMATION SITE, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Padilla Bay, WA Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Website Most of the 11,000 acres of the reserve encompasses extensive seagrass meadows, tidal flats and sloughs, salt marshes, and upland forests and meadows. Key species include seagrass (Zostera marina and Zostera japonica), Dungeness crab, salmon, brant, bald eagle and peregrine falcon. Major activities at the reserve include research and education about Puget Sound. Research activities include characterizing and mapping major plant and animal communities, monitoring water quality and

Pierce National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Travel west from Vancouver, Washington on State Highway 14 to milepost 36, first driveway on the right. The office and residence are combined, with the office entrance on the south side of the building on the first floor. Phone 360-835-8767 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Pierce Refuge is located in southwest Washington within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It encompasses wetlands and uplands along the north shore of the Columbia River west of the town of North Bonneville. Refuge habitats include wetlands, Columbia River riparian corridor blocks, transitional woodlands from willows to cottonwood/ash to white oak to Douglas fir, improved pastures with some native grasses, and numerous creeks, seeps, and springs. Hardy Creek, which bisects

Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Protection Island Refuge is located at the mouth of Discovery Bay in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The island is closed to the public to protect nesting seabirds and harbor seals. Private boat tours around the island are available from nearby marinas. Phone 360-457-8451 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Protection Island Refuge is located near the mouth of Discovery Bay in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Jefferson County, Washington. Approximately 70 percent of the nesting seabird population of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca nest on the island, which includes one of the largest nesting colonies of rhinoceros auklets in the world and the largest nesting colony of glaucous-winged gulls in

Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located over 100 miles of Washington’s coast from Flattery Rocks south to Copalis Beach. These islands are closed to the public in order to protect seabird nesting sites. Islands can be viewed from coastal highway or ocean beaches. Phone 360-457-8451 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Quillayute Needles Refuge consists of a portion of 870 islands, rocks, and reefs extending for more than 100 miles along Washington’s coast from Cape Flattery to Copalis Beach. These islands are protected from human disturbance, yet are close to abundant ocean food sources. They are a vital sanctuary where 14 species of seabirds nest and raise their young. During migration the total populations of seabirds, waterfowl, and shorebirds may

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the Carty and River “S” Units of the refuge, take the Ridgefield exit from Interstate 5 approximately 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. Drive 3 miles west to Ridgefield, where you will see signs directing you to these units. To reach the Ridgeport Dairy Unit, take the Fourth Plain Boulevard exit from I-5 at the south side of Vancouver. Travel west then north, turning west at Vancouver Lake Park. The road then becomes Lower River Road; follow it to a turnaround at the north end of the road. Phone 360-887-4106 Activities AUTO TOURING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is located

Rufus Woods Lake, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Chief Joseph Dam is located in Bridgeport, WA. From Grand Coulee, drive 22 miles west on WA 174 to WA 17. Drive 16 miles west on WA 17 to the Columbia River. Or from Wenatchee, WA, drive 73 miles north on US 97, then 8 miles east on WA 17. Phone (509) 686-5501 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Rufus Woods Lake Photo Album Rufus Woods Lake Website Facebook With a total of 27 generating units, Chief Joseph Dam is the second-largest hydropower producer in the United States — second only to Grand Coulee Dam. The power

Saddle Mountains, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The largest area of accessible BLM-managed land is on the west end of the Saddle Mountains. Take Hwy 243 south of Vantage, then Hwy 24 east to Mattawa. Several miles east of Mattawa, turn left on R road to climb the foothills of the Saddle Mountains to BLM-managed land. Please keep safety and private land in mind. Use caution when approaching blind hills and corners, and keep a watchful eye for other visitors and livestock. Phone 509-665-2100 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Saddle Mountain Map West Saddle Mountains Map Saddle Mountains at blm.gov The 30-mile ridge of the Saddle Mountains rises above the Columbia River in south-central Washington,

San Juan Island National Historical Park, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions San Juan Island is served by Washington State Ferries, several private cruise and shuttle craft and two air carriers (one of which has both land and seaplane service). The Washington State Ferries terminal is 85 miles north of Seattle and 90 miles south of Vancouver, BC in Anacortes, WA. Phone (360) 378-2240 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas San Juan Island National Historical Park Official Website San Juan Island National Historical Park Map San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859

San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions San Juan Islands Refuge is located on Northern Puget Sound. Best access to the islands is by boat from Anacortes or Friday Harbor. Several of the refuge islands can be viewed from Washington State Ferries that traverse the area. Write for map and regulations. Phone 360-457-8451 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas San Juan Islands Refuge consists of 83 rocks, reefs, grassy islands, and forested islands scattered throughout the San Juan Islands of northern Puget Sound. These islands, totaling almost 450 acres, were set aside to protect colonies of nesting seabirds, including pigeon guillemots, double-crested cormorants, and pelagic cormorants. They also attract a variety of other wildlife, including bald eagles and harbor seals. In order

San Juan Wilderness, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions What you need to know before you go: Two islands in San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge are open to the visiting public. Campgrounds on Turn Island and Matia Island are managed by cooperative agreement with Washington State Parks. Turn and Matia Island State Parks are open to camping and moorage year round, from 6:30 a.m. to dusk in the summer and from 8 a.m. to dusk in the winter. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. No generators may operate between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. The Refuge does not charge fees, however both State Parks charge moorage and camping fees. All other rocks, reefs, and islands within San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge are closed to public visitation. A 200-yard buffer zone is enforced around them to protect nesting, resting, and feeding birds. Consult a refuge map for a general overview of the islands contained

Split Rock, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 97 at Tonasket, Washington, take the Loomis-Oroville Highway west through Loomis. Approximately 4 miles west of Loomis, turn left into BLM’s Split Rock recreation site. Phone 509-536-1200 Activities BOATING, FISHING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Split Rock Recreation Area Overview: The Split Rock Recreation Site is located on the only public sandy beach on Palmer Lake, in northern Okanogan County. Although Palmer Lake is the second largest lake in Okanogan County, public access to it is limited. As a result, this small, day-use site is very popular for picnicking, swimming, beach activities, and fishing. A concrete boat ramp offers access for boaters interested in fishing for small mouth bass, crappie, rainbow

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Steigerwald Lake refuge office is located at Pierce Refuge. The Columbia River Dike Trail can be accessed from Steamboat Landing State Park, at the intersection of State Highway 14 and 15th Street in Washougal, Washington. Phone 509-427-5208 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Located on the Columbia River, 10 miles east of Vancouver, Washington, the 996-acre Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge consists of historic riverine flood plain habitat, semi-permanent wetlands, cottonwood-dominated riparian corridors, pastures, and remnant stands of Oregon white oak. The refuge lies partly within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and has been designated as the location for a “Gateway to the Gorge” visitor center. This facility is currently in the planning

Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From the town of Toppenish, take Highway 97 south approximately 10 miles. The refuge entrance is on the west side of Highway 97. Phone 509-865-2405 Activities HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas In the agriculturally-intensive Yakima Valley of eastern Washington, there is a wildlife oasis–the Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge. Using the waters of Toppenish and Snake Creeks and supplemented with summer irrigation, managers are able to provide a mosaic of refuge wetlands interspersed with lush riparian and native upland habitats. Wetland habitats rich with food attract thousands of wintering waterfowl, and during the summer, provide breeding grounds for an array of wetland-dependent birds, mammals, and plants. Winding its way through the refuge, Toppenish Creek serves

Turn Point, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions Turn Point is on the western most end of Stuart Island and is only accessible by water. The Roche Harbor Resort boat ramp, located on San Juan Island is the nearest launch site. Local launch fees apply. Other private marinas are located throughout the San Juan Islands. Phone (509) 665-2100 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas BLM OR/WA BLM OR/WA Overview: With its commanding view of Haro Strait and the Canadian Gulf Islands, Turn Point offers wonderful opportunities for photographers and visitors who appreciate nature and history. The nearby Canadian and Olympic Mountains provide wonderful scenic backdrops to this special area.

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located south of the town of Cheney, Washington. Visitors can reach the public use area by driving 4 miles south from Highway 904 in Cheney on the Cheney-Plaza Road. The refuge entrance is marked by a large entrance sign and arrow pointing down Smith Road. Drive about 2 miles east on Smith Road to reach the refuge headquarters and public use area. The environmental education classroom is located at the refuge headquarters. Phone 509-235-4723 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is located in northeastern Washington on the eastern edge of the Columbia River Basin in Spokane County. The refuge sits in the unique

Twin Lakes, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 28 at Harrington turn west onto Coffeepot Road and travel about 12 miles, then turn right onto Highline Road. Watch for public land access signs. Drive 1.5 miles to the entrance on the right. Follow this access road for about two miles to reach the recreation site. Phone 509-536-1200 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, INFORMATION SITE, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Washington State Tourism BLM OR/WA BLM OR/WA Twin Lakes Recreation Area Flickr Album Overview: Nestled in at the south end of Upper Twin Lake, this site offers picnicking and camping in a serene setting with a few primitive campsites. Bright

Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The site can be reached from US Highway 12, 8 miles west of Walla Walla, Wa. Airports are located in Walla Walla (11 miles east of park), Pasco (43 miles west), and Pendleton, Oregon (46 miles south). Phone (509) 522-6360 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Whitman Mission National Historic Site Official Website Whitman Mission National Historic Site Map The 1847 attack on the Whitmans horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. Was killing the Whitmans justified legal retribution, an act of revenge, or some combination of both? The circumstances that surround this tragic event resonate with modern issues of cultural interaction and differing perspectives.

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located 13 miles north of Ilwaco, Washington, on Highway 101. From Interstate 5, take the Longview exit. Take Highway 4 west to Highway 101. Proceed south on Highway 101 about 5 miles to refuge headquarters. Phone 360-484-3482 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is located on the shores of Willapa Bay near the Pacific Ocean. The bay is one of the most pristine estuaries in the United States. From the protected bay, Chum, Chinook, and Coho salmon move to refuge streams to spawn. The bay’s shallow water and mud flats support vast beds of eelgrass and shellfish, providing

Yakima River Canyon, Washington Camping & Hiking

Directions From Ellensburg, Washington, take Hwy 821 (Canyon Road) south into the Yakima River Canyon. Umtanum is located at milepost 16, Lmuma Creek is located at milepost 12, Big Pines is located at milepost 10 and Roza is located at milepost 7, a half mile above Roza dam and about 25 miles south of Ellensburg. Phone (509) 665-2100 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Washington Campgrounds Yakima River Canyon Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Washington Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Washington Recreation Areas Oregon State Tourism Oregon State Road Conditions BLM OR/WA BLM OR/WA Overview: The gentle Yakima River winds through rolling desert hills and basalt cliffs, some rising more than 2,000 feet, for 27 miles between Ellensburg and Yakima, Washington. The