We gain an hour of daylight this weekend with daylight saving time. Why not use that extra time to get out and explore DNR-managed lands? See our top pics for where to enjoy Washington’s great outdoors below, or visit our statewide interactive recreation map to get more ideas.
Kayakers on beach at Cypress Head Campground. Photo/ DNR.
Cypress Head Campground, near Anacortes
This boat-access campground in the Cypress Island Natural Resources Conservation Area offers stunning views of the Bellingham Channel and Mount Baker. Enjoy camping all year long, as DNR returned Cypress Island campgrounds back to a year-round camping season this fall.
Little River Trail, near Port Angeles
The Little River Trail offers hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers access to Hurricane Ridge and the northern end of Olympic National Park.
Elbe Hills ORV Trailhead, near Eatonville
Enjoy off-road-vehicle driving at this year-round 14-mile system near Mount Rainier.
Rock Creek Campground, near Battle Ground
Located in the Yacolt Burn State Forest, this campground is popular with horseback riders. Look for the nearby Tarbell Trail, open to hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers.
Located in the Ahtanum State Forest, Eagle Nest Vista offers expansive views. Photo/ DNR.
Eagle Nest Vista, near Yakima
Want a new perspective? Head to Eagle Nest Vista, located in the Ahtanum State Forest. It gives you a bird’s-eye view into the surrounding forest.
Dishman Hills Natural Resources Conservation Area, near Spokane
Enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing at Dishman Hills, a 518-acre natural area that contains sculpted terrain left by the floods from Glacial Lake Missoula. This site is co-managed by Spokane County, Dishman Hills Conservancy, and DNR.
Before you go, don’t forget your Discover Pass. The Discover Pass is your gateway to enjoying Washington’s great outdoors. For more information about DNR’s recreation program, visit our website.