Walk-in Access properties

Providing public hunting and fishing access to private land

A Walk-in Access (WIA) property is an area of private land on which the Division of Wildlife Resources has leased certain hunting, trapping or fishing privileges.

This program creates a partnership with private landowners who are willing to open their lands for public use.

In most cases access to WIA properties is limited to foot traffic only, unless the landowner specifically designates roads for vehicle or travel.

Who can use walk-in access properties?

The WIA properties are available to any person who has obtained the annual Walk-in Access authorization number and is accessing the property for the permitted activities for the property.

What is allowed on WIA properties?

Each property has a unique lease agreement describing which activities are allowed on the property by public hunters and anglers.

Because the DWR only leases the privileges to hunt, trap, or fish on a Walk-in Access property, any other purpose for entering the property, such as: recreational hiking, camping, wildlife watching/photography, bicycling, trail running, tubing, swimming, etc. may be considered unlawful trespassing without permission of the landowner.

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