Other Federal Lands of Washington

Washington includes numerous types of Federal Lands that are open to the public for visiting and exploring. These places are also on the list for us to explore as we carry out gravel bound overlanding adventures in the years to come.

NameTypeLocationDate EstablishedAreaBlog Post
OlympicNational ParkPort Angeles (WA)June 29, 1938922,650 acres
(3,733.8 km2)
Mount RainierNational ParkTacoma (WA)March 2, 1899236,381 acres
(956.60 km2)
North CascadesNational ParkSedro-Woolley (WA)October 2, 1968504,654 acres
(2,042.26 km2)
Mount St. Helens
National Volcanic Monument
National MonumentCastle Rock (WA)August 26, 1982110,000 acres
(450 km2)
Hanford ReachNational MonumentRichland (WA)June 8, 2000194,451 acres
(78,692 ha)
San Juan IslandsNational MonumentFriday Harbor (WA)March 25, 20131,000 acres
(400 ha)
Lake ChelanNational Recreation AreaChelan (WA)October 2, 196861,958 acres
(250.74 km2)
Lake RooseveltNational Recreation AreaSpokane (WA)April 15, 1946100,390 acres
(406.3 km2)
Ross LakeNational Recreation AreaNewhalem (WA)October 2, 1968117,575 acres
(475.81 km2)
Fort VancouverNational Historic SiteVancouver (WA)June 30, 1961207 acres
(84 ha)
Whitman MissionNational Historic SiteWalla Walla (WA)June 29, 193690 acres
(36.5 ha)
Columbia River GorgeNational Scenic AreaColumbia River (WA, OR)November 17, 1986290,000 acres
(117,359 ha)
Other Federal Lands in Washington State