The expansive Southeast Region covers central and southeastern Washington and includes one of Washington’s newest recreation areas, Naneum Ridge State Forest.
This vast region’s landscapes range from mixed pine and conifer forests in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range to arid shrub-steppe and agricultural lands in eastern part of the state. The region offers14 recreation sites, 50 miles of maintained trails, 5 designated campgrounds, and one Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) park at Beverly Sand Dunes Recreation Area. Popular recreation activities in this region include hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, bike riding, ORV driving, camping, snowmobiling, boating, hang gliding, and wildlife viewing.
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Winter recreation areas: Sno-Park permits are required for all winter recreation activities that use Sno-Park areas. These permits help pay for grooming trails and plowing roads. Find out how to get a Sno-Park permit.Major DNR Recreation Sites: Recreation areas by county:ChelanGrantKittitasKlickitatYakima Multiple counties
Please note: DNR may close a recreational facility or trail either temporarily or permanently for the purposes of protecting the environment, public safety, property, or to ensure DNR meets its management and administrative obligations. (Learn more | WAC 332-52-100)
Pets are allowed on department-managed lands, except in areas that are closed to pets or animals for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other purposes. All pets must be on leash. If pets are accompanying livestock, they can be off leash but must be voice controlled. (Learn more | WAC 332-52-140)
Ahtanum State Forest (Yakima County)
Athanum is a working forest. High volumes of heavy truck traffic occur during the week. Recreation traffic volume is high during the week and on weekends. Please use caution.
-- Learn about recreation planning in the Ahtanum State Forest
|Ahtanum Campground||Open|| |
|Ahtanum Meadows Campground||Open|
Ahtanum Winter Recreation Area
* Note: Trail grooming schedule: Dec. 15 - April 1. Trail grooming is through State Parks and is dependent on the weather.
The Ahtanum Winter Recreation Area includes 54 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the Ahtanum green dot road system.
Access is available at three parking areas:
-- Lower Sedge Ridge parking area
-- Ahtanum Meadows Campground
-- The new Whites Ridge Trailhead
Discover Pass required.
|Clover Flats Campground||Open|
|Eagle Nest Vista Trailhead||Open|
|Grey Rock Trailhead & Trails||Open|
-- Weather dependent.
-- No fishing due to bulltrout protection.
|Grey Rock Trail||Open|
-- Portions of the trail are too narrow for ATVs.
|Snow Cabin Campground||Open|
|Tree Phones Campground||Open|
-- Large parking area will be closed to the public.
Naneum Ridge State Forest (Chelan and Kittitas counties)
|Naneum Ridge State Forest||Open|
No open fires or barbecue briquettes allowed from April 15 to October 15.
Alert: Snowmobiles are not allowed on the Naneum Main Road to protect rider safety during log haul activities.
|Lily Lake Winter Recreation Area||Open|
* Note: Trail grooming schedule: Dec. 15 - April 1.
-- 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
|Beverly Sand Dunes||Open|
Area open year round.
|Indian Camp Campground||Open||Inaccessable until spring due to snow.|
|Manastash Winter Recreation Area||See additional information|
-Manashtash is now managed by Washington State Parks. For more information, please visit their website.
|Buck Creek Trailheads (1&2) and Trails||Open|
|Ahtanum State Forest||Open|
|Bird Creek Campground||Open|
|Island Camp Campground||Open|
|Rattlesnake Winter Recreation Area||Open|
* Note: Trail grooming season: Dec. 15 - April 1.
-- 41 miles of groomed snowmobile trails
|Milwaukee Road Corridor||Open|
-- No hunting at any time.
-- Milwaukee Road Corridor is managed by DNR from the Columbia River east to Lind, WA.
-- Open by permit only. Call 509-925-8510.