Recreation Openings

The following is currently in effect:

Updated 9/16/21

Public Access Open: DNR-managed lands have reopened to the public for all recreation beginning Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Learn more.
Burn ban alert: A statewide burn ban prohibiting outdoor burning, campfires, the use of charcoal briquettes and prescribed burns is currently in effect through Sep. 30, 2021. Learn more.

Recreation Resources


Get links to more information pertaining to recreation sites in DNR regions:  

Download the region map or learn more about DNR's regions.

Northeast Region click to enlarge NE Region Map with Counties

Campgrounds located in the Northeast region:
Chopaka Lake, Cold Springs, Douglas Falls Grange Park, Dragoon Creek, Flodelle Creek, Leader Lake, North Fork Nine Mile, Palmer Lake, Rock Lake, Rocky Lake, Rock Creek (Loup Loup), Sheep Creek, Sherry Creek, Skookum Creek, Starvation Lake, Sportsman's Camp and Toats Coulee.
State Forests
The Loomis and Loup Loup State Forests allow day use and dispersed camping.
Natural Areas  
Dishman Hills NRCA,  Little Pend Orielle (may still have snow), Loomis NRCA.
Please call the region office at 509-684-7474.

Northwest Region click to enlarge NW Region Map with Counties

The following campgrounds are located in the Northwest region:
Beaver Plant Lake, Big Greider Lake, Cutthroat Lakes, Cypress HeadGriffin BayLes Hilde, Lily Lake, Little Greider Lake, Lizard Lake, Lower Ashland Lake, Lummi Island, Pelican Beach, Point Doughty and Upper Ashland Lake.
Day Use
Questions? We can also be reached at or by phone at 360-856-3500.

Olympic Region click to enlarge Olympic Region Map with Counties

The following campgrounds are located in the Olympic region: 
Day Use
All recreation sites are open for day use only, including Damon Point. However, forest management activities are occurring and will directly impact recreational use especially in the following areas:
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact staff directly, email us at or call 360-374-2800.

Pacific Cascade Region click to enlarge PC Region Map with Counties

View the boundary map for Southeast and Pacific Cascade Regions.
The following campgrounds are located in the Pacific Cascade region:  
Day Use
Questions? Please call 360-577-2025.

Southeast Region click to enlarge SE Region Map with Counties

Recreation alert: The Nile area will continue to be closed after Sept. 16, 2021, until further notice due to the Schneider Springs fire. Get a map of the closure area here
The following campgrounds are located in the Southeast region:
29 Pines, Ahtanum Camp, Ahtanum Meadows, BBQ Flats, Beverly Dunes, Bird Creek, Buck Creek dispersed, Clover Flats, Eagle's Nest, Elk Heights dispersed, Glenwood dispersed, Indian Camp, Island Camp, Naneum Ridge State Forest dispersed, Snow Cabin, Teanaway Camping Area, Tree Phones, Rattlesnake dispersed and Wenas dispersed.
Day Use
  • Recreation areas in this region are the Teanaway and Naneum Ridge (no restrooms). 
  • The Natural Areas in the region are Columbia Hills NAP and White Salmon Oak NRCA. 
Questions? Call us at (509) 925-8510 or email View the boundary map here. 

South Puget Sound Region click to enlarge SPS Region Map with Counties

Campgrounds in the South Puget Sound region include:
Day Use
Recreation areas in this region are:
Natural Areas open for recreation in the region are:
Kennedy Creek NAPMiddle Fork Snoqualmie NRCAMima MoundsRattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area (more details below), Mount Si NRCA (more details below), and West Tiger Mountain NRCA  and Woodard Bay NRCA. 
Questions? Please call the region office at 360-825-1631​.