Lincoln County has over 139,000 acres of public lands accessible for hiking, hunting, and/or fishing.
Lincoln County Hunting on Public Lands
Wherever hunters are scouting, or engaged in open seasons at this time, WDFW officials advise checking on wildfire risks and fire restrictions with the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Current information is available here.
Fishtrap Recreation Area The Fishtrap Recreation Area covers over 7,000 acres of public land which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. There are various habitat types from forest, shrub, grassland, wetlands and lakes. These areas are home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Swanson Lake Wildlife Area Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area is approximately 21,000 acres. Shrub-steppe and riparian/wetlands are the main habitats. Much of the area is rangeland, with some old Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) fields and several hundred acres of restored grassland habitat. Swanson Lakes is a wildlife mitigation project, primarily for Columbian sharp-tailed grouse, a state threatened species. It also supports a mix of species, including mule deer, upland game birds, raptors, songbirds, and several reptiles and amphibians.
Telford The Telford area offers year-round, no-fee recreation opportunities including hunting. Telford Road off of U.S. Highway 2 provides access to various locations within the recreation area. Since private land borders the area, please respect all private land boundaries.
Twin Lakes This area is a unique part of the Channeled Scablands with more than 14,000 acres of BLM public land managed for its recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, and seasonal livestock grazing. For fishing or hunting regulations in the Twin Lakes area, contact the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.