The Washington Hometown Project
Washington State has a wealth of recreation and cultural resources. There are over 20 million acres of land open to recreation in seven national forests, five national parks, and thousands of wildlife areas, working forests, conservancy lands, parks and other public places. Facilities include more than 16,000 miles of trails and 2,000 places where you can boat or fish. Wineries, museums, beaches, Sno-Parks, campgrounds and many other resources make Washington a top recreation destination.
Finding where to go and what to do can be a challenge, however, since what you need is all the information for your favorite activity or area in one place.
Washington Hometown has solved that problem by creating a consolidated set of recreation and cultural information that can be used for maps, apps and analysis. We have gathered information from more than 150 sources, verified it and added details about each place. We offer apps and interactive maps tailored towards specific recreation interests, custom print and interactive maps, and data that can be used by organizations in their own projects.
Discover what Washington has to offer
Washington Hometown has created our Discover Washington web maps and apps, each focused on different interests from hiking and mountain biking to boating and camping. Businesses offering complementary services can pay a small fee to be included on the maps and any organization can use the maps by linking to or embedding them on a website.
Share your interests
Tell your story and help people find the things that make your community or business special. The Washington Hometown data set is built from information provided by hundreds of organizations that use or manage recreational assets. You can contribute new places, fix errors, or add details about locations that are already in our database.
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Use our data
Whether you want to promote tourism, create maps for publication, or evaluate recreation resources for a study, you can use our data with your mapping software or we can create custom maps for you. We offer not just recreation data but also information on scientific, cultural and historic points of interest.