DNR is steward to more than 2.6 million acres of aquatic lands under Puget Sound, the coast, and navigable lakes and rivers. If you've paddled on Puget Sound, rivers or lakes in this state, you've probably ventured over state aquatic lands.
RESOURCES FOR PADDLERS
On-the-water ethics and etiquette
- Leave no Trace. 7 principles for non-motorized outdoor recreation including preparation, guidance on the best ways/locations to set up camp,proper disposal of waste, leave what you find, minimizing impacts from campfires, respecting wildlife, and being considerate of others.
- Washington Water Trails Alliance. Promotes and educates about the stewardship of public access to Washington's waterways for people in human and wind-powered beachable watercraft.
DNR Recreation Resources
- Where to Recreate on DNR-managed Lands. Where DNR's recreation areas and trails are located, what sites are open or closed, and other relevant information.
- DNR Maps. Download or purchase a variety of maps including quandrangle, state forest, and trail maps.
- DNR's Recreation Guide. Statewide map of DNR's designated recreation areas. Provides a key to the different type of recreation uses permitted in each area and driving directions.