Covering 71,300 square miles, the State of Washington boasts diverse landscapes and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. Climb mountain peaks, bike through Wine Country, go whale watching, enjoy cross-country skiing, and so much more. Washington offers four seasons of outdoor fun.
Trails & Lakes: What to See & Do
From wildlife watching and exploring ghost towns to taking in a rodeo, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in Washington’s Trail & Lakes Region.
6 Gorgeous Washington Golf Courses
Find the perfect place to tee off.
Where to Camp in Washington State
Find the perfect spot to pitch a tent or park an RV.
Washington’s Best Fishing Spots
Abundant waterways and diverse species make for world-class fishing in Washington
10 Refreshing Washington State Swimming Spots
Cool off with a dip in one of Washington’s many lakes and rivers.
Beautiful Campgrounds in Washington State
Camp along lakes, near beaches, and in Washington’s many parks.
Explore the Audubon’s Great Washington State Birding Trail
Grab your binoculars. An abundance of birdwatching opportunities await.
Things to Do at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
In the crater, pasty lava oozes, piling pancakey slabs into a new 920-foot dome. Pink and purple lupines—gateway flowers for a healthier ecosystem—stud the pumice plains. Small mammals, sheltered by burrows during the blast, grow in number and invite back bigger creatures. Cougars now prowl here again, alongside bears, elk,…
Trails & Lakes Region: Attractions in the Cascade Mountains
Known as the Cascade Curtain, the Cascade Mountains divide the State of Washington, stretching from British Columbia to Oregon. Many interesting sights can be found in or near the foothills of these mountains in the Trails and Lakes Region.