DNR manages recreation on 2.2 million acres of state trust lands. DNR's recreation opportunities happen in healthy forest ecosystems. DNR uses sound science to conserve and manage timber production, which generates revenue for local county services, public school construction, and universities on behalf of trust beneficiaries and the people of Washington. We offer diverse recreational experiences including:
- Horseback riding
- Mountain biking
- Packstock use
- Target Shooting - Note: Public meetings planned for Tahuya, Yacolt Burn, Harry Osborne, and Capitol state forests
- Riding off-road vehicles
- Hang gliding and paragliding
- Winter activites like snow shoeing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing
- Rock Climbing
Find out where to go
Use our statewide interactive recreation map to find DNR recreation sites. Before you make the drive, look for recreation alerts in the area you're interested in. Visit out our What to do page for our tips for the safest ways to enjoy recreation on DNR-managed land, or download our guide. Learn more about how we plan for diverse recreation opportunities on DNR-managed lands.
Want to get involved? Give back to the DNR recreation areas you visit most by attending a work party, serving as a camp host, or protecting our state lands as a Forest Watch volunteer. Head to our volunteer page for more information. Or, look into being part of the Puget Sound Conservation Corps, a subset of the Washington Conservation Corps.