Beneath the full moon in open fields south of Olympia, a chorus of howls riveting the night sky could be wolves, humans or both. Howl-Ins are one of the most popular events at Wolf Haven, a visitor-friendly sanctuary offering guided walking tours, seasonal programs and sleepovers.
From North America's largest concrete dam – Grand Coulee – to many more modest creations, Washington's water walls form backwater recreation areas up to 150 miles long. Dams on the Columbia, Snake and many of Mt. Rainier's rivers create playgrounds for boaters, floaters, fishermen and water-skiers.