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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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Updated:  March 19, 2014
Find out which recreation sites in the state are open or closed...and more.

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:

Recreation on DNR-managed lands (includes statewide map)

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
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)

Recreation AreaStatusAdditional Information

 

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 CampgroundOpen 
Ahtanum Meadows CampgroundOpen

  

Ahtanum Winter Recreation Area

Open*

The Ahtanum Winter Recreation Area includes 67 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the Ahtanum green dot road system.

Access is available at three parking areas:

  • Red Saddle Trailhead
  • Ahtanum Meadows Campground
  • The new Whites Ridge Trailhead

Discover Pass required.

* Note: Trail grooming schedule: Dec. 15 - April 1. Trail grooming is through State Parks and is dependent on the weather.

Clover Flats CampgroundClosedClosed for the season due to winter snow. Will open as snow melts and allows for access.
Eagle Nest Vista TrailheadClosedClosed for the season due to winter snow. Will open as snow melts and allows for access.
Grey Rock Trailhead & TrailsOpen

Weather dependent. No fishing due to bulltrout protection.

Grey Rock TrailOpen

Portions of the trail are too narrow for ATVs.

Snow Cabin CampgroundOpen

Closed for the season due to winter snow. Will open as snow melts and allows for access.

Tree Phones CampgroundClosed

Large parking area will be closed to the public.

Naneum Ridge State Forest (Chelan and Kittitas counties)

Recreation AreaStatusAdditional Information
Naneum Ridge State ForestOpen

No campfires or barbecue briquettes allowed from April 15 to October 15. Discover Pass required.

CHELAN COUNTY

Recreation AreaStatusAdditional Information
Lily Lake Winter Recreation AreaCLOSED*

100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Discover Pass required.
*Note: Trail grooming schedule: Area open December 15 - April 1.

Chelan Butte Sky ParkOpenHang gliding and paragliding area. Membership with United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) required. Discover Pass required. Open until winter season snows blocks entrance road. No camping or campfires.

GranT COUNTY

Recreation AreaStatusAdditional Information
Beverly Sand DunesOpen

Area open year round. No campfires allowed during Grant County burn ban.

KITTITAS county

Recreation AreaStatusAdditional Information
Indian Camp CampgroundOpenIndian Camp Campground Inaccessible December 15 through mid-April due to snowmobile grooming.
Manastash Winter Recreation AreaSee additional information

Now managed by Washington State Parks. For more information, please visit their website

KLICKITAT COUNTY

Recreation AreaStatus Additional Information
Buck Creek Trailheads (1&2) and TrailsOpen

 

Yakima County

Recreation AreaStatus Additional Information
Ahtanum State ForestOpen
Bird Creek CampgroundOpen
Island Camp CampgroundOpen
Rattlesnake Winter Recreation AreaOpen*

41 miles of groomed snowmobile trails

* Note: Trail grooming season: Dec. 15 - April 1.

MULTIPLE COUNTIES

adams & grant counties

Recreation AreaStatus Additional Information
Milwaukee Road CorridorOpen

No hunting at any time. Milwaukee Road Corridor is managed by DNR from the Columbia River east to Lind, WA. It is part of the Washington State Parks "Iron Horse/John Wayne" cross state non-motorized trail. Open by permit only. Call 509-925-8510.

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

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