Tips for Being a Responsible Recreationist
All state-managed public lands, including state parks, natural areas, and recreation land will be reopening starting on May 5th for day-use only on a rolling basis. State-managed boat launches and marinas will be open for day-use services only; no overnight moorage. Recreational fishing for highland and lowland lakes will also be reopening.
This generally applies to all DNR managed lands used for day-use activities, which include trailheads, trails, roads, free flight launch sites, water access sites, day-use areas, and dispersed recreation (off-trail hiking, hunting, target shooting, etc.).
In regards to public bathrooms, not all will be open. You should expect reduced or limied services, particularly for those that were closed for the winter. Most DNR restrooms do not have running water or hand sanitizer available. Plan to be self-sufficient by bringing your own personal protective equipment, water, soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper ,and pack out anything you bring with you.
Don’t forget your Discover pass! The Discover Pass is required to park your vehicle at state recreation lands and water-access sites managed by Washington State Parks(Parks), Washington State Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and DNR.