Led by the Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, DNR manages recreation across 3.3 million acres of state trust lands. DNR's recreation opportunities happen in healthy forest ecosystems, which the agency manages for timber production. We use the funds from these activities to 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:
- Camping - Campsites are available first come, first served (no reservations).
- Horseback riding
- Mountain biking
- Packstock use
- Target Shooting
- Riding off-road vehicles
- Hang gliding and paragliding
- Winter activities like snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing
- Rock Climbing
Recreation alerts due to high wildfire danger:
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 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.
To access recreation sites on DNR-managed land with your vehicle, you'll need a Discover Pass, your ticket to Washington's great outdoors. Learn more at discoverpass.wa.gov.
Our working forests
Check the status of your favorite recreation sites and learn more about our landscapes at the following links:
- Blanchard and Nearby Islands
- Elbe Hills and Tahoma
- Green Mountain and Tahuya
- Little Pend Oreille
- Loomis and Loup Loup
- Naneum Ridge
- Olympic Peninsula
- Reiter Foothills
- Tiger Mountain
- Walker Valley
- Yacolt Burn - Check for closures before you go at dnr.wa.gov/Yacolt
Click here to learn more about recreation in our conservation areas statewide.