Outdoors

OLYMPIA — Hunters who bought a multi-season permit application for elk earlier this year, but were not selected in the April drawing, may be one of the additional 115 people who will be selected for surplus elk multi-season tags.   In past years, hunters would camp out and form lines for the...

The waterfront cabins overlooking Saratoga Passage at Cama Beach Resort Courtesy J. Kruse
Camano Island offers an easy to get to vacation option away from the city through two saltwater state parks located within a mile of each other. Sitting just 67 miles away from Seattle and across two saltwater sloughs west of Stanwood, Camano Island is a rural getaway. There are no towns here...
LAKE ROOSEVELT - Action: Opens additional harvest opportunity for white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt upstream of the China Bend Boat Ramp.   Effective dates and Locations:    Lake Roosevelt, from Grand Coulee Dam to China Bend Boat Ramp (including the Spokane River from Highway 25 Bridge...
OLYMPIA — Hunters who bought a multi-season permit application for elk earlier this year, but were not selected in the April drawing, may be one of the additional 115 people who will be selected for surplus elk multi-season tags.   In past years, hunters would camp out and form lines for the...

Courtesy Washington State Parks
Did you know you and your family can get into all sorts of good fun at Washington’s wonderful state parks? Plus, our partnership with Arrive Outdoors makes it easy to get your family outfitted for the outdoors: Rent gear such as tents, sleeping bags, cookware, footwear and more at a fraction of...
SEDO WOOLLEY – Effective Friday, August 7, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills, are banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the area of North Cascades National Park located in Chelan County. This includes all...
CHELAN - The rifle range will be closed this Saturday, August 8, for a Benchrest competition, however, the pistol range will be open and you may use your rifles on the pistol range. Bench rests and 100 yard target frames have been set up at the pistol range for this purpose. The shotgun...
This group of two-dozen-plus salmon fishing boats was part of more than a hundred working the Columbia River near the mouth of the Okanogan River east of Brewster last Thursday, July 30. The numbers are likely to ramp up after August 3 when the daily sockeye limit increases from three to four fish...
OLYMPIA–Communities wanting to conserve forest lands now have a state grant program to help, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced today. Beginning Sept. 1, communities can apply for grants of up to $3 million in the newly created Community Forests Program. The grants must be...
OLYMPIA – Due to the extremely dry, hot weather, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in campfire restrictions, industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) and fire danger ratings on DNR-protected lands. These changes come on the heels of...

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