Get Outside

Explore our trees, mountains, and coastlines, and discover a range of activities for everyone from beginners to seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. Find information about parks and hiking trails, and check out activities such as camping, boating, and fishing. Let’s get outside and enjoy what Washington has to offer!

Explore Parks

Washington is home to three national parks including Olympic National Park which stretches for nearly a million acres! Our state also has 124 state parks to discover. Find visitor information, things to do, and get required passes and permits.

Mount Rainier National Park

North Cascades National Park

Olympic National Park

America the Beautiful Interagency Pass

Find a Washington State Park

Washington State Parks passes and permits

Discover Natural and Wildlife Areas

Parks aren’t the only place to get outside in Washington. You can also experience diverse wildlife, unique habitats, and native ecosystems on lands managed by the state. Get information on wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and more.

DNR Natural areas

DNR Aquatic reserves

WDFW Wildlife areas

WDFW Water access areas

Purchase a Discover Pass

Did you know? The Department of Natural Resources and Department of Fish and Wildlife actively manage 1.2 million acres of natural and wildlife areas, 500 water access areas, and 8 aquatic reserves.

Go Camping

If you want to get outside overnight, explore camping opportunities from state parks to national forests. Reserve a campsite and get information about fees, passes, and seasonal closures.

Reserve a campsite, yurt, or cabin at a Washington State park

Reserve a campsite in a national forest

Camping on lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources

Take a Hike

Immerse yourself in Washington’s natural beauty by taking a hike. From family-friendly nature walks to challenging multi-day treks, you can find a trail that’s right for you.

Search for hikes by region, mileage, elevation gain, and more

Explore backpacking and backcountry camping

Passes and permits for hiking

Boat Safely

Get out on the water! Learn Washington State boating laws, equipment requirements, where to go, and how to register your vessel. Try activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding.

Boating Information Portal

Paddlesports guidelines and safety information

Hunting and Fishing

Whether you have your sights set on game, waterfowl, or fish, hunting and fishing opportunities abound across Washington State. Find out what you need to know before setting out.

Get information on hunting seasons, safety, and places to go

Learn about fishing and shellfishing regulations, events, and where to go

Purchase a hunting or fishing license

Find another adventure

If you’re looking for something to do after you get outside, or you want a different kind of adventure, Washington has something for you.

Washington State’s official travel and tourism site

Information on national historic parks, sites, and reserves in Washington State