Attention: Recreation Alerts and Closures
Closure alert: Due to extreme fire danger, all recreation and public access to DNR-managed lands in eastern Washington will be temporarily closed starting July 23, 2021, and lasting until fire conditions improve. Learn more. Burn ban alert: Currently in effect is the statewide burn ban prohibiting outdoor burning, campfires, the use of charcoal briquettes and prescribed burns through Sep. 30, 2021. Learn more.
Come ride with us! Yakima County has many beautiful mountain trails for easy day and overnight trips.
Teanaway Community Forest
Directions: Going east on I-82, take Exit 26. Turn right on Highway 821 North. In .2 miles, turn left on Highway 823 South. In 1.9 miles, take a slight right for Wenas Road for 20 miles. Turn left on Maloy Road and stay left to site.
With an open pine forest and flat forest floor, this site is perfect for horseback riding. It also allows dispersed camping, hiking, mountain biking, and ORV riding.
Dispersed camping with horses or pack animals is permitted at least 100 feet from streams.
No shooting in or within 500 feet of BBQ Flats Proper, the recreation site itself. Beyond that area, practice safety by only shooting unobstructed, earthen backstops (excluding trees).
Off-road-vehicle use on green dot roads only.
Ahtanum State Forest, located about 30 miles west of Yakima, provides a variety of recreation opportunities, including camping, bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, off-road vehicle riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, hunting, and sightseeing. Ahtanum State Forest also includes roads in the Green Dot Road system, which are open for vehicle and off-road-vehicle riding.
AHTANUM STATE FOREST TIPS
- Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Snow trails are groomed from Dec. 15 – April 1.
- Dogs are allowed in Ahtanum State Forest but must be kept on a leash. Horseback riders may bring unleashed dogs if they are controlled by voice command.
- Be alert for other road users, ranging from heavy vehicles to bicycles, and check your speed accordingly.