DNR Regions and Districts

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has six upland region offices and three aquatic districts that help to provide localized services throughout Washington. Offices are open during regular business hours Monday-Friday, except on state holidays.

Upland Regions


Olympic Region

360-374-2800, Fax: 360-374-5446
411 Tillicum Lane, Forks, WA 98331-9271
From stunning Pacific Ocean beaches to rain forest valleys, our Olympic Region includes the counties of Clallam, Jefferson, and the northwest portion of Grays Harbor. The region includes 371,000 acres of state forest, agriculture, urban, and conservation lands, including the Olympic Experimental State Forest. In this forest, DNR explores methods to meet the needs of wildlife through sustainable timber harvest practices. Staff also oversee forest practices and lead wildfire prevention and fighting efforts on state and private forest land throughout the region.

Pacific Cascade Region

360-577-2025, Fax: 360-274-4196
601 Bond Road, PO Box 280, Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade Mountains, our Pacific Cascade Region includes the widely diverse counties of Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark and Skamania, along with southeast Grays Harbor. Unique to the region are the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Mount St. Helens volcano, Yacolt Burn State Forest, and Toutle Ridge. Our Pacific Cascade region includes 480,000 acres of state forest, agriculture, and urban and conservation lands, and the staff oversee forest practices and lead wildfire prevention and fighting efforts on 3.5 million acres of state and private forest land. Region staff also manage numerous DNR natural preserves and natural resource conservation areas, and work with volunteers to provide visitors with access to 33 recreation sites from which to explore these amazing landscapes.

South Puget Sound Region

360-825-1631, Fax: 360-825-1672
950 Farman Ave. N., Enumclaw, WA 98022-9282
The South Puget Sound Region covers King, Pierce, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, and parts of Snohomish, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties. Sitting between the central Cascades and the Olympic Mountains, this region is trisected north and south by Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and Lake Washington, and includes the popular Tahoma, Elbe Hills, Capitol, Green Mountain, Tahuya and Tiger Mountain state forests. The region includes 359,524 acres of state forest, agriculture, urban, and conservation lands, and the staff oversee forest practices on approximately 2.5 million acres and leads wildfire prevention and fighting efforts on 1.9 million acres of state and private forestland. Our South Puget Sound Region manages over 37,776 acres of conservation lands, including Mount Si and Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Areas. Our South Puget Sound Region works with volunteers to provide visitors with access to more than 30 recreation sites and more than 450 miles of trails.

Southeast Region

509-925-8510, Fax: 509-925-8522
713 Bowers Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926-9301
The Southeast Region is expansive, covering central and southeastern Washington from mixed pine and conifer forest foothills of the Cascade Range east to arid shrub steppe and vast agricultural lands. The region covers Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima counties. Our Southeast Region includes more than 12,900 acres of conservation lands and region staff manage 880,000 acres of state trust lands for forest, agriculture, and commercial uses, including the state's first community forest. Eighty-five percent — 620,000 acres — of the state trusts’ agricultural lands are contained within this region and are leased to farmers to grow orchards, vineyards, and irrigated and dryland crops, and to ranchers for use as grazing and range lands. The region's staff also oversee forest practices and lead wildfire prevention and fighting efforts on 2 million acres of state and private forestland. Our Southeast Region is also home to DNR’s wildfire fighting helicopters, seasonally stationed in Ellensburg.

Northeast Region

509-684-7474, Fax: 509-684-7484
225 S. Silke Road, Colville, WA 99114-9369
The Northeast Region includes Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, and Spokane counties, as well as the northern half of Lincoln County. This mountainous region is one of vast distances and includes forests, shrub steppe, agriculture, and grazing lands. The region manages about 567,000 acres of mostly forested and grazing lands and oversees 29,000 acres of conservation lands, including Loomis Conservation Area − DNR's largest natural area. Our Northeast Region staff also oversee forest practices and lead wildfire prevention and fighting efforts on 2.5 million acres of state and private forestland. The region administers 27 recreational sites.

Northwest Region

360-856-3500, Fax: 360-856-2150
919 N. Township St., Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-9384
DNR's Northwest Region stretches from the northern suburbs of Seattle to the Canadian border and includes Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties. This region of mountains, valleys, islands, and Puget Sound shorelines features Blanchard Mountain, Lake Whatcom, Walker Valley, Cypress Island, and the Sultan Basin landscapes. The region includes 387,000 acres of state trust lands managed for forestry, farming, and commercial uses, and the staff oversee forest practices and lead wildfire prevention and fighting efforts on 1 million acres of state and private forestland. Our Northwest Region also oversees more than 35,000 acres of natural areas that protect high-quality wildlife and plant habitat. Region staff also work with volunteers to provide visitors with more than 28 recreational sites and 118 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and ORV use in this area.

Aquatic Districts

Orca Aquatic District

919 N. Township St,, Sedro-Wooley, WA 98284     

Shoreline Aquatic District

950 Farman Ave. N., Enumclaw, WA 98022     

Rivers Aquatic District

601 Bond Road; PO Box 280, Castle Rock, WA 98611