Recreation Openings

The following is currently in effect: 

  • The lawful discharge of firearms for target shooting is currently open statewide. 
  • Day-use sites remain open in all counties. Sites are open one half-hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunsetLearn more.
  • Some campgrounds may be closed due to seasonal closures, renovations, or forest management operations. Know what campsite you want to visit? Check here to make sure it is open.




What are DNR's regions? Download the map. Learn more about DNR's regions.


Northeast Region click to enlarge NE Region Map with Counties

The following campgrounds in the Northeast are open for camping: 
  • Chopaka Lake, Cold Springs,  Leader Lake, North Fork Nine Mile, Palmer Lake, Rock Lake, Rocky Lakes, Sportsman's Camp and Toats Coulee.
The following campgrounds are closed for the season:
  • Douglas Falls Grange Park, Dragoon Creek, Flodelle Creek, Rock Creek (Loup Loup), Sheep Creek, Sherry Creek, Skookum Creek and Starvation Lake. 
Day Use
The following sites are open for day use only: 
Questions? Please call the region office at 509-684-7474.


Northwest Region click to enlarge NW Region Map with Counties

The following campgrounds are open:
  • Beaver Plant Lake, Big Greider Lake, Cutthroat Lakes, Cypress Head, Griffin Bay, Les Hilde, Lily Lake, Little Greider Lake, Lizard Lake, Lower Ashland Lake, Lummi Island, Pelican Beach, Point Doughty and Upper Ashland Lake. 
Day Use
Blanchard Mountain is open. Restrooms are open but only serviced periodically. 
  • This includes the following recreation sites for day use only: Blanchard Lower Trailhead, Blanchard Upper Trailhead, Samish Overlook, Lily Lake, Lizard Lake, and Les Hilde Trailhead.
Harry Osborne is open. Restrooms are closed until further notice.
Natural Areas and San Juan Island recreation sites are mostly open. 
  • This includes Cattle Point, Cypress Island, Lummi Island, Morning Star and Griffin Bay. Point Doughtyand Upright Channel's restrooms will reopen Oct. 17. 
  • Access to sites in ​Morning Star NRCA is dependent on snow level and other early-season trail conditions. 
  • Backcountry restrooms in Morning Star, if accessible, are available for use, but are serviced in infrequently.
North Mountain is open. No restrooms at this site. 
Reiter Foothills is open. Restrooms available. 
Walker Valley ORV is open. Restrooms available. 
Questions? We can also be reached at or by phone at 360-856-3500.

Olympic Region click to enlarge Olympic Region Map with Counties

All the campgrounds in this region are open for camping. This includes:
  • Bear Creek, Coppermine Bottom, Cottonwood, Hoh Oxbow, Lyre River, Minnie Peterson, South Fork Hoh, and Upper Clearwater.
All recreation sites are open for day use only, including Damon Point.    
Day Use
Natural Areas such as Natural Resources Conservation Areas (NRCA) and Natural Area Preserves (NAP) are open. No restrooms available.
Foothills Multi-use Trails
  • Winter through Summer 2021: Forest management activities are occurring and will directly impact recreational use. For your safety, please follow all warnings and closures that are posted in the field. Large truck traffic on roads.
Little River Trail
  • Winter through Summer 2021: Forest management activities are occurring and will directly impact recreational use. For your safety, please follow all warnings and closures that are posted in the field.
Sadie Creek 4x4 Trail System
  • Starting December 2020, portions of the Sadie Creek 4x4 trail system will be closed due to timber harvest operations. Closures will be marked in the field and are for your safety. Download a map of the closure.
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

These campgrounds are open. This includes Dougan CreekRock Creek (Yacolt), Snag Lake, Tunerville and Western Lake.
Cold Creek, Merrill Lake and Winston Creek campgrounds are currently closed for the season.
Day Use
Natural Areas are open for day use only.
Natural Areas are closed for day use only.
Yacolt Burn and Elochoman State Forests: 
  • Most trailheads and day-use areas are open.
  • Jones Creek ORV and Hagen Creek are closed seasonally from Dec. 1 - Apr. 30.
Questions? Please call 360-577-2025.

Southeast Region click to enlarge SE Region Map with Counties

The following campgrounds and camping areas are open for camping:
  • Ahtanum Camp, Ahtanum Meadows, Beverly Dunes, Bird Creek, Buck Creek dispersed, Elk Heights dispersed, Glenwood dispersed, Island Camp, Naneum Ridge State Forest dispersed and Rattlesnake dispersed.

  •  Discover Pass required.

The following campgrounds are closed for the season: 
  • 29 Pines, BBQ Flats, Clover Flats, Eagle's Nest,  Indian Camp, Snow Cabin and Tree Phones, and Wenas dispersed.
  • Teanaway Campground is closed for renovation and will reopen in the spring as conditions allow. 
Day Use
Be aware of winter conditions: Grey Rock Trailhead is closed for the winter. Travel around Darland is not advised due to the current snowpack and Whites Ridge Trailhead is only open for winter recreation (Discover Pass required – no Sno Park permits).
Teanaway is open for day use and camping in designated campgrounds except Teanaway Camp which is closed for renovation. 
Naneum Ridge is open for day use and for dispersed camping. No restrooms available. 
  • Green dot roads are open for day use in Chelan, Kittitas, and Yakima counties only, except where groomed. No restrooms available.

Klickitat, South Yakima, Grant, and Chelan Counties

  • Open sites include Buck Creek Trail and Trailheads 1 & 2 (restrooms available), Beverly Dunes ORV area (restrooms available), and Chelan Butte Sky Park.

Some Natural Areas are open for day use only. Other areas are delayed to better coordinate openings with our partners.
Questions? Call us at (509) 925-8510 or email

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

Open campgrounds in this region:
  • Elbe Hills ORV, Elfendahl Staging Area, Sahara Creek Horse Camp, and Spillman Camp.
The following campgrounds are closed for camping:
  • Aldrich Lake, Bruni's Snow Bowl Hut, Copper Creek Hut, Fall Creek, Green Mountain Horse Camp, High Hut, Margaret McKenny, Middle Waddell, Porter Creek, Tahuya River Horse Camp and Yurt.
Day Use
Most Natural Areas are open for day use only with the following exceptions: 
Capitol Forest is open. Check the for the latest updates
Elbe Hills and Tahoma are mostly open for day use only.
  • This includes Beaver Creek Trailhead, Eagle Crest, Elbe Hills ORV Trailhead, Elbe Hills ORV Trail System, Hidden View Day, High Point Day, Jenny’s Junction Day-use Site, Memorial Trailhead, Nicholson Horse Trail System, North Point, Sahara Creek, Valley View, Woodpecker Point,  South District Mount Tahoma Ski Trails, and 1- Road Sno-Park.
  • The following sites are closed for the season of April 30- November 1: 92-Road Sno-Park, North District Mt. Tahoma Ski Huts, and Mt Tahoma Ski Trails.
  • Due to active forest operations management activities and storm damage, gate #412 on the 3 road in the Tahoma State Forest will remain closed between October 1 and December 15.
Green Mountain State Forest is open for day use only. 
  • The following sites are open: Gold Creek Trailhead and Wildcat Trailhead. No camping, and hike or ride in only.
Middle Fork Snoqualmie NRCA is mostly open for day use only.
  • Open sites include Granite Lakes Trail Connector Access, Mine Creek day-use site, Champion Beach Day-use Site, Granite Lakes Trailhead, Oxbow Loop Trailhead, Russian Butte day-use site and Far Side Trailhead (for Dirty Harry’s Balcony & Peak) managed by Washington State Parks.
Mount Si NRCA is mostly open for day use only.
  • These sites include Little Si Trailhead, Little Si Overflow Trailhead, and Mount Si Trailhead.
Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area and Raging River State Forest are open for day use only. 
  • Snoqualmie Point Trailhead is open.
  • Access from Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area & Rattlesnake Ledge Trail, managed by Seattle Public Utilities, is closed. 
Tahuya State Forest is open for day use only. 
  • The following sites are open for lake access: Don Lake,  Aldrich Lake, Twin Lakes, Howell Lake.
  • The following trailheads are open for day use only - no overnight camping: Elfendahl Pass Trailhead, Mission Creek Trailhead, Camp Pond Trailhead, Kammenga 4x4 Trailhead, and Sand Hill Trailhead.
  • Green Mountain and Tahuya River Horse Camps are closed for the season. 
  • Aldrich Lake, Don Lake, Twin Lakes and Robbins Lake are closed for the season. 
Tiger Mountain State Forest is open for day use only. 
  • Tiger Summit Trailhead is open
  • Chirico/Poo Poo Point Trailhead (managed by King County Parks) is open.
West Tiger Mountain NRCA is open for day use only.
  • The following sites are open until further notice: High Point /Tradition Plateau Trailhead (co-managed by the City of Issaquah) and Chirico/Poo Poo Point Trailhead (managed by King County Parks).
Questions? Please call the region office at 360-825-1631​.

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