1103 N Fancher Road Spokane, WA 99212-1275 (509) 536-1200
915 N. Walla Walla Wenatchee, WA 98801 (509) 665-2100
The majority of BLM public lands in Washington are east of the Cascade crest in the central Columbia Basin and in the highlands of northeastern Washington along the Canadian border. In addition, public lands are found in northern Puget Sound, north of Seattle in San Juan County, which are managed for their ACEC (Area of Critical Environmental Concern) values. A full range of habitats are found on the public lands in Washington and include the maritime Puget Sound lowlands, the central Columbia Basin sagebrush regime, many riparian zones, and the coniferous forest and sub-alpine areas of northeast Washington.
Attractions & Recreation Opportunites
Fishtrap Recreation Area
Fishtrap includes over 7,000 acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. This area is managed for grazing, important wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities.
Here you’ll find various habitats, from pine forest to shrubsteppe and Palouse grassland. Other features include several wetlands, numerous meadows, and basalt cliffs. There are also two major lakes – Fishtrap and Hog. Fishtrap is just a 30-mile drive southwest of Spokane, Washington. From Interstate 90, take Exit 254, and then travel east for 1.75 miles to the public land access.
Many opportunities await you here--wildlife viewing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, and horseback riding. There’s even an opportunity for winter fishing for rainbow trout at Hog Lake (check with the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife for seasonal fishing rules). Camping is allowed, but there are no developed campsites
To better visualize the extent of our District and the public lands we manage, look at this detailed map that shows major public lands, major roads and the boundary of both our District and Resource Areas.