Washington Recreation Lands

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What are the benefits of the Discover Pass? It’s more than just a parking pass! Not only do you gain access to millions of acres of public lands for an entire year, but you are also contributing to the preservation, and conservation of Washington state public lands, natural habitats and wildlife. Revenues from the Discover Pass help keep state recreation lands open. 

Washington State Parks, Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources are dedicated to making outdoor recreation accessible for everyone. Take a moment to learn more from the resources below about how each agency is working to provide and improve outdoor experiences and accessibility across the state, for all.

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Washington State Department of Natural Resources

DNR seeks to provide outdoor recreation opportunities to the public throughout Washington state. The agency provides trailheads, day-use areas and campgrounds in a primitive, natural setting. Most recreation on these lands takes place in the 2.2 million acres of forests that DNR manages as state trust lands. DNR manages 1,100 miles of trails, 160 recreation sites, and a wide variety of landscapes across the state. 

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Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. State Parks also offers overnight accommodations, including cabins, yurts and vacation houses, at several state parks. For more information about Washington State Parks, please select a link from below: 

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The mission of WDFW is to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities. WDFW manages recreation land for visitors to enjoy a variety of activities, including fishing, boating, hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping and many others. For more information, please select from the links below.

Recreational opportunities

Fishing and hunting regulations

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