Washington Visitor Information

Looking for information about a specific kind of activity?

Explore this page for a sampling of outdoor recreation in the Evergreen state. Or you can can go to the "Activities" page for a specific city or town. You can get there by going to the region in which the city is located, or, to the Cities and Towns directory for Washington by using the links in the left hand column. Find what to do in Washington.


Highways and Local Roadways
Bicycle page of the Washington State Department of Transportation web site with state and local bicycle maps and trails, services and events, laws and safety tips.


Audubon Washington
Offers information about birding in Washington, Audubon bird centers, bird locations and birding events.

Birding: Washington Hot Spots
Where do you want to go birding in Washington today? Check this extensive list of the best places in Washington to see birds.

The Great Washington State Birding Trail
Find the best places for bird watching in the Evergreen State with full color maps that can be ordered online or download an app. Routes are divided into regions: Cascade Loop, Coulee Corridor, Olympic Loop, Palouse to Pines Loop, Puget Loop, Southwest Loop and Sun and Sage Loop. Part of the Audubon Washington website.

Washington Ornithological Society
WOS is a non-profit organization for birders from throughout the state to meet and share information on bird identification, biology, population statues and birding sites.


Fishing maps reports, message forum, cool fishing stuff, fishing games, fishing pictures, fishing news.

Northwest Fishing Reports
Website featuring the latest news and reports on all things related to fishing; read reports and articles, join the forum and watch videos. Premium members with GPS units can now utilize HotSpots, the GPS waypoints that can lead you directly to where other members have had good fishing experiences.

Steelhead Fishing
An article on steelhead fishing in Washington adapted from Washington Fishing by Terry Rudnick from the GROP web site.

Washington Fishing
On-line fishing community where members share fishing tips, techniques, stories and reports.

Washington Fly Fishing
Washington fly fishing trout & steelhead reports, fly fishing forum, Yakima River maps, WA shops & link, hatch info, river flows and more.


Northwest Hiker
This hiking site offers trail information, photos, weather conditions and webcams.

Washington Native Plant Society
The Society aims to promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats, offering field trips, workshops, publications, and special projects. This home page has links to information on native plants, and to their chapter home pages for local information.

Washington Trails Association
Information and tips for Northwest hikers, including a growing list of Trail Reviews contributed by online users, flora and fauna guides, backcountry kitchen and more.

Kite Flying

Washington State International Kite Festival
The Washington State International Kite Festival is held annually on the beautiful Long Beach Peninsula in the Southwest corner of Washington State.

Snow Skiing

Downhill Ski Areas
Relief map of downhill (alpine) ski areas in Washington. Color coded to show more popular ski areas. By Go Northwest!

Ski Washington
Information on main ski areas in Washington, plus weather information, snowboarding, events, webcams, and ongoing columns.

Water Recreation

Washington Water Trails Association
The WWTA promotes and protects access points, resting places and attractions for users of human-powered and beachable wind-powered water craft on marine and inland waterways. Information on the Cascadia, Willapa, Puget Sound and other water trails.

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