Recreation

RCO is a key player in helping Washington provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, whether it’s rock climbing, boating, hiking, or just relaxing in the great outdoors.

RCO Does This by Doing the Following:

  • Investing grants that build and renovate parks, trails, waterfront access opportunities, and other outdoor spaces.

Find Places to Recreate

While RCO doesn’t manage any facilities, its many partners do. Click on the links below to find places to recreate in Washington.

Trails

Washington’s trails map includes information on local, state, and federal trails. While still a work in progress, the interactive map represents nearly 12,000 miles of trails. You will find information about how long the trail is, what amenities you will find along the way, what the trail surface is, and what types of uses are allowed on the trail.

See map data.

See the state trails plan.
See the plan for off-road vehicle trails.

Boating

Find complete boating information on this portal Web site on the following:

  • Places to boat
  • How to register your boat
  • How to get a fishing license
  • Boating laws
  • Boating safety classes
  • Boating grants

Conservation

RCO helps Washington protect its most valuable wildlife habitat and working farms and forests in a variety of ways.

  • RCO provides grants to protect and restore land for a range of animals and plants.

Conservation Resources