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.
Read DWR Administrative Rule R657-56 for additional details.
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.
View the map of properties and see what is allowed: