Recreation on DNR-managed lands
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to reserve a site?
No. DNR-managed campsites are first-come, first-served. Campers are not allowed to save sites. Camping is free once you have purchased a Discover Pass for each vehicle you bring to the site.
Search for recreation locations on DNR-managed lands
DNR provides opportunities for recreation and public access on 2.2 million acres of state trust lands. Most campsites are first-come, first-served. A few areas require reservations, and groups of 25 or more need to register. Search for a recreation area by:
Major DNR Recreation Sites:
Recreation Areas by County:
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 DNR-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)