Map Features and How to Use
Explore your public lands in Washington.
Our map features recreation sites on public lands throughout the state across public land management agencies. Find your next hike or camping destination, decide where to fish, climb, hunt, make the most of the snow, enjoy the water, or plan a roadside picnic along a scenic drive out west.
When most people think of Washington, they think of rain-dampened forests, alpine wildernesses, and roaring rivers. Indeed, you could spend a lifetime discovering the forests and valleys of Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains. But Washington also boasts so much more! From the lava fields around Mount St. Helens to the badlands of the Channeled Scablands, and from the islands of the Puget Sound to the ancient cedars of the Columbia Plateau in western Washington, this state has enough to keep you exploring for the rest of your natural days.
Anglers can experience deep-sea fishing, flyfishing for migratory salmon and steelhead in the mighty rivers, or trolling for bass and other sportfish in the many lakes and reservoirs. Hikers and horse riders can enjoy short nature trails a quick hop away from Seattle or plunge into one of the many wilderness areas. History buffs find plenty to interest them with historic forts along the coast and along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. Skiiers, snowmobilers, and snowshoers can choose from a myriad of well-maintained snow parks, perfectly suited for winter fun. Although the forests around Seattle are well--visited, solitude is easily found in the mountains of western Washington. Rainforests cover the Olympic Penninsula, while south central Washington is a sunny wonderland of arid steppes.
Take some time to explore the wonders of Washington here. You will discover a wealth of detailed information about where to go and what to do while touring the public lands of this state.
In our Shop & Maps sections, you can purchase books, maps, and other educational items to make your virtual or real visit truly rewarding. To begin your journey, click on recreation site, use the filters above, or start searching.
For information on lodging, museums, tribal lands, and commercial attractions or services, contact the Washington Tourism Alliance. For information about hunting and fishing regulations and licensing information for Washington, please contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.