Plan your summer getaway on DNR-managed land

Looking for inspiration for your next nature adventure? Try the Northeast Region of Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This region of DNR manages the northeastern corner of Washington State; counties like Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, and Spokane.

Too far to visit just to plan a vacation?
No worries, now you can take a virtual tour of many of the beautiful recreation sites this area has to offer on DNR’s Flickr page. Here’s a taste…

Starvation Lake Campground, Stevens County

Cold Springs, Loomis State Forest, Okanogan County

Sherry Creek ATV riders photo given to DNR curtacy of Gary and Ronda Nielsen

Like what you see?
DNR’s Northeast Region offers a wide array of recreational opportunities. With 27 recreational sites that include campgrounds near lakes and rivers, single-track motorcycle trails, high country hiking and horseback riding, and lowland hunting, you’re sure to find something for your friends and family to love.

View all the Northeast Region areas that require your Discover Pass for access and download our Recreation Guide to help you plan your trip.

In the Northeast Region, DNR manages about 567,000 acres of mostly forested and grazing lands. DNR provides stewardship of 29,000 acres of conservation lands, including Loomis Natural Resource Conservation Area—the largest of DNR’s Natural Areas. Learn more about conservation and recreation with DNR. This region is a large contributor to the $305 million revenue DNR generated in 2012 to benefit Washington’s schools, counties, and other state trust land beneficiaries.

Leader Lake Campground, Loup Loup State Forest, Okanogan County

Prevent forest fires while you play
Did you know, 9 out of 10 wildfires are human caused? No one wants their fun weekend trip to start a fire. So why does it happen? Many people don’t know that simple behaviors can have devastating consequences. Learn more about preventing forest fires while you play here.

There is currently a burn ban on all DNR-managed land. So even if your behavior doesn’t start a fire, it could still land you a costly ticket.

Palmer Lake Campground, Loomis State Forest, Okanogan County

Ready for an adventure?
You can check if your favorite DNR recreation site is open, get ideas for trips, and print trail maps before you leave home on our website at

Report any illegal activity to DNR’s Forest Watch program at 1-855-883-8368 or

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